Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre

Falkirk Carers Forum on Wednesday 6 December 2017 at The Park Hotel

Please join us for our next meeting of the Falkirk Carers Forum on Wednesday 6 December 2017, 10.45 am to 1.00 pm followed by a buffet lunch at The Park Hotel, Camelon Road, Falkirk FK1 5RY.

The meeting will include an update on the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 and the opportunity to be involved with partners in health and social care to determine how the needs of local carers will be met in the future.

To book a place, please contact the Centre on 01324 611510.

Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre

Carers Forum 2017

Carers Forum meetings take place quarterly in Falkirk and Clackmannanshire. They provide an opportunity for local carers to discuss local and national issues that affect carers, and those they care for, with service providers and other carers.

Falkirk Forum Dates:

22 February 2017
24 May 2017
30 August 2017
29 November 2017

If you are interested in attending the Falkirk Carers Forum from 11 am to 1 pm, followed by lunch at the Carers Centre, contact the Centre in Falkirk.

Clackmannanshire Forum Dates:

15 February 2017
17 May 2017
13 September 2017
22 November 2017

If you are interested in attending the Clackmannanshire Carers Forum from 10 am to 12.30 pm (venue to be confirmed), contact Ian McCourt – telephone: 01259 226838 or email: ianmccourt@centralcarers.co.uk

Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre

Falkirk Carers Forum

The Falkirk Carers Forum will take place at the Carers Centre on Thursday 27 October 2016 from 11 am to 1 pm, followed by lunch. Tea and coffee will be available from 10.45 am.

The focus of the Forum will be ‘A New Future for Social Security’ and will include information and discussion on the Government’s consultation on Social Security in Scotland which includes proposed changes to Carers Allowance and disability benefits.

There will be a presentation from Arun Gopinath, manager at Central Scotland Regional Equality Council (CSREC), regarding the services they offer to the community with a focus on hate crime and third party reporting. Fuller papers will be emailed by Monday 17 October.

If you are interested in attending the Forum, please contact Claire at the Carers Centre in Falkirk to confirm your attendance, dietary requirements, and any questions or issues you would like to raise, by Friday 21 October.

Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre

Falkirk Carers Forum Postponed

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Falkirk Carers Forum due to take place on Wednesday 24 August has been postponed. A new date will be issued shortly. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre

Self Directed Support Survey

A Stirling University Masters Student has asked us to share this short survey about Self-Directed Support (SDS) awareness with you, looking at demand for what breaks families/carers/children/young adults would prefer to chose – i.e. residential respite weekend or an adventure based short break.Please help her research by following the attached link.

Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Careers Centre

Falkirk Carers Forum

The Carers Forum meets quarterly. It is an opportunity for carers to discuss local and national issues that affect carers and those they care for with professionals and one another. The next Forum meeting will take place on Wednesday 25 May at the Carers Centre from 11 am to 1 pm, followed by lunch. The Agenda will be:

· Forth Valley Carers Card update
· Carer Representation– Integration Joint Board update
· Social Work/Health/Third Sector update
· Carer concerns/issues
· National Care Standards Review

If you are interested in attending the Carers Forum, contact the Centre by 20 May 2016.

Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Careers Centre

Falkirk Carers Forum

Have your voice heard: join other carers and representatives from health, social care and the third sector to discuss current issues and hear the latest updates.
The Falkirk Carers Forum meets quarterly at the Carers Centre in Falkirk.  It is an opportunity for local carers to discuss with service providers, and one another, local and national issues that affect carers and those they care for.
Contact Claire Crossan at the Carers Centre if you are interested in attending the Falkirk Carers Forum from 11 am to 1 pm followed by lunch, on the following dates:
25 May 2016
24 August 2016
23 November 2016
Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre

Falkirk Carers Forum

The next meeting of the Falkirk Carers Forum will be on Wednesday 24 February 2016 from 11 am to 1 pm at the Centre in Falkirk.  Local carers and those who work with carers are invited to attend. Topics will include:

  • Forth Valley Carers Card
  • Carers Bill and Manifesto – Presentation from Claire Cairns, Coalition of Carers in Scotland
  • Integration Joint Board and Strategic Plan – update from Suzanne Thompson, Falkirk Council
  • Presentation by Caroline Nisbet, Disability Quality Advisor, NHS Forth Valley Disability Service

The Forum meeting will be followed by a lunch for those attending.  Please contact the Centre to let us know if you will be attending.

Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre

Clackmannanshire Carers Forum

The Clackmannanshire Carers Forum meets quarterly.  It is a voice for local carers to discuss with service providers, and one another, local and national issues that affect carers and those they care for. This month the Forum will focus on:

  • Carers Rights
  • Clackmannanshire and Stirling Health Partnership Strategic Plan
  • Forth Valley Carers Card

If you are interested in attending the  Clackmannanshire Carers Forum on Wednesday 25 November, from 10 am to 1 pm at Hawkhill Community Centre, contact Ian McCourt at the Centre in Alloa.