Guardianship Orders

Planning for the future and assisting the person you care for to make decisions is an important consideration for many carers. Come along to learn about the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 and provisions for protecting the welfare of adults who are unable to take decisions for themselves.

The session will be facilitated by Solicitors for Older People Scotland who provide support to older people and vulnerable young adults.

Monday 22 October 2018, 1 pm to 2.30 pm at the Carers Centre in Falkirk

For more information or to book a place, please contact Rebecca Fowler at the Carers Centre.

Fronto Temporal Dementia Carer Sessions

The Centre in Falkirk is running a programme of Fronto Temporal Dementia Carer Sessions from January to March 2017, starting on Friday 27 January.  The sessions are open to carers of people with a confirmed diagnosis of Fronto Temporal Dementia.

The monthly sessions provide information and support to carers in an informal setting. Professionals are also invited on a regular basis to talk about the clinical, social and legal aspects of care.

The sessions will take place on the last Friday of each calendar month.
Please download a programme here for more information:

Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre - Support

New “Care with Confidence” programme in Denny

New Denny “Care with Confidence” sessions start on Thursday 2 June 2016, 10:30 till 12:30, at St. Alexanders Church, 100 Stirling Road, Denny.
Hear from various professionals about the services that are available to support you and the person you care for. Find out how to access these services and learn some simple tips to aid relaxation.
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 in Falkirk or download the Denny programme – June 2016

Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre - One to One Support

Care with Confidence in Clackmannanshire

The new programme of Care with Confidence sessions in Clackmannanshire runs from 20 April to 29 June 2016. Sessions will be held in Hawkhill Community Centre, Alloa.

For further information, or to book a place please contact Ian at the Centre in Alloa or download a programme here.

Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre - Careers

Care with Confidence – Falls Prevention

Each year, more than a third of over 65’s experience one or more falls. It is often accepted that falls are an inevitable consequence of getting older. This is not the case.

Come along to the Falls Prevention session on Wednesday 20 April 2016, 10.00 am at Hawkhill Community Centre, Alloa to find out how to prevent falls in the house and enjoy an introduction to gentle self help balance and strengthening exercises. It can make a difference.

To book a place, please contact the Centre in Alloa.

 

Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre - Carers

New Fronto-Temporal Dementia Care with Confidence Programme starting in April

People with Fronto-Temporal Dementias have very different needs from those with Alzheimer’s Disease and Vascular Dementia and their carers can feel isolated from other carers as their personal situations are very different from their own.

These sessions are open to carers in Forth Valley who care for someone who has a confirmed diagnosis of Fronto-Temporal Dementia. Monthly meetings will be held to provide advice and social support in an informal setting.

Professionals are invited on a regular basis to talk about the clinical, social and legal aspects of care.

The group will be run by:

Alister Edmond, Dementia Link Nurse, NHS
Donna Mulder, Carers Training Co-ordinator, Carers Centre
Ruth Gardner, Occupational Therapist, NHS

Forthcoming meetings will take place at the Carers Centre in Falkirk on the following Fridays from 1.30 – 3.30 pm: 29 April, 27 May and 24 June 2016.

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.

Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre - Careers

New Care With Confidence Programme in Grangemouth

New Grangemouth Care with Confidence sessions start on Thursday 7 April 2016, 10 am until 12 noon, at Talbot House, Talbot Street in Grangemouth.

Hear from various professionals about the services that are available to support you and the person you care for. Find out how to access these services and learn some simple tips to aid relaxation.

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 in Falkirk or download the programme here.