Care with Confidence Polmont Programme – March 2019

The new Care with Confidence sessions in Polmont will start on Thursday 7 March 2019, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, for six weeks at the Greenpark Community Centre, Greenpark Drive, Polmont FK2 0PZ    All carers are welcome and there is no cost to attend sessions.

Come along to hear about the services that are available to support carers and those they care for. Topics include Stress & Relaxation, Facing Challenges, Being Heard, Communicating Effectively, What is Dementia? and What is Autism?

For further information, to book a place, or if you require alternative care for the person you care for so that you can attend, please contact Rebecca Fowler-Ralston at the Carers Centre or click on the link below:

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Care with Confidence – Clackmannanshire Programme

The new Care with Confidence sessions start on Monday 25 February 2019, 10.00 am to 12.00 noon, at Ludgate House, Mar Place, Alloa FK10 1AD  Please note the change of venue!   All carers are welcome and there is no cost to attend sessions.

Come along to hear from various professionals about the services that are available to support carers and those they care for. Topics include an introduction to the Patient Advice & Support Service, finding out more about local Pharmacy Services and a session on Home Fire Safety from the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service.

For further information, to book a place, or if you require alternative care for the person you care for so that you can attend, please contact Donna Mulder at the Carers Centre or click on the link below:

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CAMHS Learning Disability Team Information Sessions

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), Learning Disability Team working with Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre, is offering information sessions and workshops for parents, grandparents/carers of school aged children who have been formally diagnosed by CAMHS as having an Intellectual Disability or Global Developmental Delay by Paediatrics.

We are pleased to invite you to a carer’s group which will focus on understanding and managing behaviour. This group will run  for 4 weeks beginning on Wednesday 20 February, 12.30 pm to 2 pm at the Centre in Falkirk.

If you have any questions about the content or suitability of the group for you, then please contact: Anne Prinn on 01324 611510 or download the programme here.

Care with Confidence Programme – Falkirk

The new Care with Confidence sessions start on Tuesday 29 January 2019, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, at the Carers Centre in Falkirk.

Hear from various professionals about the services that are available to support carers and those they care for. Topics include Dementia and Research, Patient Advice & Support Service, Sleep, Gas Safety Awareness and finally, Dementia: Ask the Psychiatrist.

For further information, to book a place, or if you require alternative care for the person you care for so that you can attend, please contact Donna Mulder at the Carers Centre or click on the link below:

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Care with Confidence in Clackmannanshire – Chair Yoga

The new Care with Confidence sessions start on Wednesday 30 January 2019, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, at Hawkhill Community Centre, 32 Hillcrest Drive, Alloa FK10 1SB

Come along to enjoy the benefits of yoga from the comfort of your chair.  These sessions will combine gentle stretching movements with breathing exercises and guided relaxation. Yoga can often help you to slow down, lower anxiety levels, relax your muscles an improve your sleep and concentration.  Other benefits attributed to yoga are increased flexibility, strength, more energy and better posture.

For further information, to book a place, or if you require alternative care for the person you care for so that you can attend, please contact Donna Mulder at the Carers Centre or click on the link below:

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Guardianship Orders

Planning for the future and assisting the person you care for to make decisions is an important consideration for many carers. Come along to learn about the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 and provisions for protecting the welfare of adults who are unable to take decisions for themselves.

The session will be facilitated by Solicitors for Older People Scotland who provide support to older people and vulnerable young adults.

Monday 22 October 2018, 1 pm to 2.30 pm at the Carers Centre in Falkirk

For more information or to book a place, please contact Rebecca Fowler at the Carers Centre.

Care with Confidence Programme – Falkirk

The new Care with Confidence sessions start on Tuesday 25 September 2018, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, at the Carers Centre in Falkirk.

Hear from various professionals about the services that are available to support carers and those they care for. Topics include Dementia and Sensory Challenges, Social Work Re-ablement Project and Home Fire Safety.

For further information, to book a place, or if you require alternative care for the person you care for so that you can attend, please contact Donna Mulder at the Carers Centre or click on the link below:

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Care with Confidence in Falkirk: What Carers Need to Know

The What Carers Need to Know programme will help carers to improve their confidence and develop their knowledge and understanding of their caring role.  For those who cannot attend our day time programmes, we are offering carers an opportunity to attend six evening sessions, 6 pm to 8 pm, at Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre, starting on Wednesday 12 September 2018.  Refreshments and finger buffet will be available on arrival.  Please download a programme for more information.

To book a place or for further information, please contact Rebecca at the Centre in Falkirk.

Care with Confidence in Clackmannanshire

The new Care with Confidence sessions start on Wednesday 29 August 2018, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, at Hawkhill Community Centre, 32 Hillcrest Drive, Alloa FK10 1SB

Hear from various professionals about the services that are available to support carers and those they care for. Topics include Dementia – Making your Home more User Friendly, Home Fire Safety, NHS Managed GP Practices and Aspects of Old Alloa.

For further information, to book a place, or if you require alternative care for the person you care for so that you can attend, please contact Donna Mulder at the Carers Centre or click on the link below:

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Care with Confidence

For the first time, Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre will offer the adult Seasons for Growth programme which aims to build resilience and bring hope and confidence to carers who have experienced significant change or loss.

Grief may be due to any number of experiences including bereavement, relationship breakdown, caring or experiencing ill health. It may be a recent loss, or something that happened a long time ago.

For more information or to book a place, please click on the programme below or contact Rebecca at the Carers Centre.

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