Carers Week 2018

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:

Falkirk

Clackmannanshire

Carers Week 2018

This year, Carers Week takes place from Monday 11 to Sunday 17 June with the focus on ‘helping carers to be healthy and connected’.

In Falkirk & Clackmannanshire, the Carers Centre will be offering a range of events and activities for carers to help promote health and wellbeing.  For further details, click on the programmes below:

Falkirk

Clackmannanshire

New Care with Confidence programme in Boness

New – Bo’ness ‘Care with Confidence’ sessions start on Thursday 6 October 2016 from 10 am till 12 noon at Kinneil Bowling & Social Club, Angus Road, Bo’ness, EH51 0BH.

As a carer you may find yourself under increasing stress… The ‘Managing Stress’ sessions will give you some methods and techniques to help ease feelings of tension and aid relaxation.

To gain the most benefit, we recommend that you come along to all of the sessions.
For more information, or to book a place, please download the programme here.
Or alternatively, contact Rebecca Fowler, Training Co-ordinator at 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 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 Carers Centre - Young Adult Carers

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.

“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

Singing and Music Workshop – Update

Are you an adult carer living in the Falkirk area interested in singing and music?
Come along to lift your mood and feel good at the singing and music workshops with Alex Christie, a qualified singing coach and music therapist.  The sessions will run weekly at the Carers Centre.  If you are interested in attending the sessions, please contact the Carers Centre by 20 May 2016.

Pamper Treatments for Carers

A qualified complimentary therapist will be volunteering at the Carers Centre to offer Carers Free treatments including:

  • Back Massage
  • Back, neck & shoulders Massage
  • Hands & Feet Massage
  • Indian Head Massage

Appointments will be available at Centre in Falkirk on the afternoon of 20 May, 1  pm to 4 pm. If there is sufficient interest, the appointments will be available monthly going forward.

If you are interested in booking a pamper session, contact the Carers Centre.

Fit for Life Fitness Class

An opportunity for carers in Falkirk district over the age of 16 who are caring for an adult.

You will have an opportunity to train with a Personal Trainer, participating in a class that will be flexible and tailored to suit your needs. If you haven’t trained in a while, or if you are a first timer just looking to start, this class could be the one for you. It will be a great opportunity to meet other carers and you will have fun as well as exercising.

The sessions will run weekly for 4 weeks at the Carers Centre on Wednesday mornings, 11 am to 12 pm from the 27 April to the 18 May.

To encourage fitness, you will receive a pedometer to keep a track of the many steps you will take.

If you are interested in attending the sessions contact the Centre in Falkirk.