Carers Newsletter, Summer 2018

The Carers Centre newsletter, Summer edition, has been sent out to carers and organisations who are on our mailing list to receive information by post or email. You can also view or download the newsletter by clicking here.

This edition contains details of events coming up soon including Carers Week programmes in mid June, the Central Carers Association AGM at the end of June, Carers Forum meetings, Care with Confidence Sessions and a range of other activities for carers. Find out more about the Carers Act and how you can have a say.

For more information about Central Carers Association Membership and to book a place, click on the link below:

Central Carers Association Membership and AGM Information

To book a place at Carers Week Activities, contact the Carers Centre. Carers in Clackmannanshire can book a place for Afternoon Tea using the booking form below:

Carers Afternoon Tea Booking Slip

We hope you enjoy the Summer Newsletter and look forward to seeing you at some of our forthcoming events!

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Care with Confidence – Power of Attorney

What would you do if the person you care for lost the capacity to make decisions on their own?

Come along to our Care with Confidence Sessions on Power of Attorney find out about:
– Incapacity and how this could impact on your caring responsibilities
– How being granted Power of Attorney could help you in your caring role
– Applying for Legal Aid to cover or subsidise any associated costs

Monthly information sessions will be held at the Carers Centre in Falkirk and Ludgate House in 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 Ian McCourt at Ludgate House. You can download the programme here.

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Care with Confidence

September Care with Confidence sessions start on Tuesday 6 September 2016, 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 will be Chronic Pain, Home Fire Safety, Telecare and Overnight MECS Care and Dementia – Questions & Answers.

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 download the programme here.

 

 

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Care with Confidence Chair Yoga & Guided Relaxation

Our new Yoga and Guided Relaxation Care with Confidence sessions for carers start on Tuesday 2 August 2016.

Carers can often find themselves under increasing stress. We have designed a program of free informal sessions to equip carers with techniques to help them relax and stay healthy.

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 or Rebecca Fowler at the Carers Centre or download the programme here.

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The fifth Carers Parliament will be held on 2 November 2016 at Herriot Watt University. There are places for two carers from each of the 73 Scottish Parliamentary constituencies. Places will be decided by a ballot, which will be held in late July with successful delegates informed in early August. Click here for further information or to enter your name in the ballot.

“Creating a Healthier Scotland Conversation “

Following on from the Creating A Healthier Scotland Conversation – an extensive six month Conversation with people across Scotland about their views on the future of NHS and social care services as well as improving the health of the population – the ‘Creating a Healthier Scotland – What Matters To You’ Report has been launched. Click the link below for information on the the key findings from the Conversation.   Click here

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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.

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Central Carers AGM – 11 June 2015

Falkirk and Clackmannanshire Carers Centre – Thursday 11 June – 11 am to 1 pm

During Carers Week, Central Carers Association (CCA) will be holding its AGM.  The membership of CCA is made up of carers and those who support the aims of CCA.   A  voluntary Board of Directors, elected by the membership of CCA, manages Falkirk and Clackmannanshire Carers Centre. Continue reading “Central Carers AGM – 11 June 2015”