Falkirk Carers Forum on Wednesday 22 August 2018

Please join us for our next meeting of the Falkirk Carers Forum on

  • Wednesday 22 August 2018 at Trinity Church, Falkirk
  • 10.45 am to 1 pm followed by a buffet lunch

The meeting will include an update on the local Short Breaks Statement.  The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 which came into force on 1 April 2018 will place a new duty on local authorities to prepare and publish a Short Breaks Services Statement.  There will be an opportunity to discuss the local Short Breaks statement which will provide carers and the person they care for with information about the short breaks services available locally and across Scotland.

To book a place:

Email: clairecrossan@centralcarers.co.uk or telephone the Centre in Falkirk.

Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre

Carers Act Evening Event on Wednesday 10 January 2018

This is an opportunity for those who were unable to attend our last Falkirk Carers Forum and participate in the co-design of local eligibility criteria to join us for an evening meeting on Wednesday 10 January 2018, 6 pm to 7.30 pm at the Carers Centre, 1a Bank Street, Falkirk FK1 1NB.

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 at centre@centralcarers.co.uk

For further information and to participate in an online survey seeking the views of carers on Falkirk eligibility criteria for carer support, visit:  https://say.falkirk.gov.uk/social-work-adult-services/falkirk-carers-eligibility-criteria

 

 

Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre

Integration Joint Board (IJB) Carer Representative Role Remit

Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) is seeking to recruit two carer representatives to the Integration Joint Board (IJB), with one as the lead and the other as a substitute. Two further drop-in sessions are being held for anyone interested to ask questions and learn more about the positions.

There are two dates arranged for the New Year:

16th January 2018 from 13.00 – 14.30 at Forth Valley Sensory Centre, Redbrae Road, Camelon, Falkirk FK1 4DD
16th January 2018 from 18.00 – 19.00 at Falkirk Community Hospital, Administration Offices, Westburn Avenue, Falkirk, FK1 5SU

To view the Carer Representative Role Remit, please click here or contact the Carers Centre.

Join the Falkirk Integration Joint Board (IJB)

Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) is seeking to recruit two carer representatives and two service user representatives to the Integration Joint Board (IJB), with one as the lead and the other as a substitute for both groups.

Three drop-in sessions are being held for anyone interested to ask questions and learn more about the positions.
The first date is 15th December 2017 from 10.30 – 12.00 at Forth Valley Sensory Centre, Redbrae Road, Camelon, Falkirk FK1 4DD.

There are two more dates arranged for the New Year:
16th January 2018 from 13.00 – 14.30 at Forth Valley Sensory Centre, Redbrae Road, Camelon, Falkirk FK1 4DD
16th January 2018 from 18.00 – 19.00 at Falkirk Community Hospital, Administration Offices, Westburn Avenue, Falkirk, FK1 5SU

For more information, please click here or contact the Carers Centre.

Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre - Professional

Adult Support and Protection Event

Do you use health or social care services? Can you help?

Eight years ago, Scotland introduced a law to ‘support and protect’ adults who need help to stay safe. The law makes clear what should happen when an adult is neglected or mistreated. In the Falkirk area, an Adult Protection Committee meets regularly to improve support and protection services.

The Committee is setting up a reference group for people who use health or social care services to comment on what works best. The first meeting is on Wednesday 28 September 2016 at 11 am at the Carers Centre in Falkirk.

We hope you will come and help improve services to people. For more information contact Ian Kinsley on 07786 704111.

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 Health and Social Care Integration – Your Views

It is important that carers and those they care for have the opportunity to influence the way local health and social care services are developed and delivered.

The Integration of Health and Social Care is the Scottish Government’s programme to improve services for people who use adult health and social care services.  Falkirk Council and NHS Forth Valley have compiled a Draft Strategic Plan for integration which sets out how services will be delivered across the Falkirk area over the next three years.

Follow the link to express your opinions on Falkirk’s Strategic Plan.  The closing date is 31 December 2015.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/hsci2015