In Falkirk & Clackmannanshire, the Carers Centre will be offering a range of events and activities for carers to help promote health and wellbeing. We look forward to seeing you at some of our forthcoming events! For further details, click on the programmes below:
The Carers Centre has organised a programme of activities for carers in Falkirk and Clackmannanshire to celebrate Carers Week, 12 – 18 June 2017.
Clackmannanshire events are now fully booked. To see events happening in Falkirk during Carers Week, click here.
Applications are invited for a Better Breaks Outing for children and young people (up to 20 years) with additional support needs and their families in Falkirk District and Clackmannanshire to visit Almond Valley Heritage Centre, Livingston, on Saturday 17 June 2017, 10 am till 4.30 pm where lunch will be provided.
Transport to the venue will be made available for families who require it or for those who would like to travel with a group. Families are also welcome to travel and attend independently.
This year, in order to sustain these trips and in keeping with Better Breaks criteria, a small contribution will be required at £2.50 per head towards admission for everyone attending.
To request a place for Almond Valley, please complete the Better Breaks Application Form which you can request from the Carers Centre, by phone or email, or by using our website contact form, or download the application form here:
The deadline for receipt of completed applications for this outing is Thursday 8 June at 5 pm. Places cannot be guaranteed and priority will be given to families who have not participated in any, or who have participated in fewer, previous Better Breaks outings.
Carers across Falkirk district and Clackmannanshire have signed up to attend events organised by the Carers Centre to mark Carers Week 2016, starting with our 20th Anniversary Celebration Event at the Hippodrome in Bo’ness and including pampering sessions, information sessions, and more. On Friday, carers are invited to join us for the Big Fit Walk – in Tullibody and at the Helix in Falkirk.
Carers Week Programme 2016
Monday 6th June
20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION EVENT! Film, Fizz and Canapes
Falkirk and Clackmannanshire carers will kick off Carers Week in style in Scotland’s oldest purpose-built cinema, the Hippodrome in Bo’ness where they will enjoy a glass of fizz, some canapés and an exclusive showing of the recently released film, ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’, starring Hugh Grant and Meryl Streep.
FALKIRK CARERS WEEK PROGRAMME
Tuesday 7th June
- Individual Pampering Sessions
- Dementia Advisor Appointments
- Parents Group Ten Pin Bowling Evening
Wednesday 8th June
- Carers Café hosts Carers Week Brunch
- Foot Care Appointment
Thursday 9th June
- Individual Pampering Session
- Parents Group Lunch
Friday 10th June – Big Fit Walk Helix Park
Join us to walk round the pond at Helix Park or to walk to the Kelpies and back, followed by a cuppa. Meet at Falkirk Stadium at 10.45 am to start at 11 am. Contact the Centre to let us know you will be coming.
CLACKMANNANSHIRE CARERS WEEK PROGRAMME
Wednesday 8 June
- Care with Confidence Session – What is Delirium?*
- Carers Lunch
- Carers Centre Stall – Come along a find out about the Carers Centre at CTSI Market Place – Alloa Town Hall, 10 am – 2 pm
Thursday 9th June
- Carers Afternoon Tea
Friday 10th June
- Big Fit Walk – Join us with other carers at the annual Tullibody Healthy Living Big Fit walk
Carers News, Summer 2016
Click below to view or download the latest newsletter from the Carers Centre along with a booking form for Carers Week events and a Membership Form to become a member or renew your membership of Central Carers Association.
As part of our Carers Week programme, Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre organised an awareness raising event at Alloa Town Hall on 9th June. As the theme for Carers Week this year was ‘Building Carer Friendly Communities’, the event gave members of the public the opportunity to find out about services in the local community that help to keep them healthy and active and safe in their homes. Information was also provided about carers services and support as it is estimated that 3 out of 5 people will take on a caring role at some point in their lives. Continue reading “Carers Week Success”
Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.
This year ‘s campaign will focus on Building Carer Friendly Communities – Communities which support carers to look after their loved ones well, while recognising that they are individuals with needs of their own. Continue reading “Carers Week 8th – 14th June 2015”