Care with Confidence

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

 

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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.

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An Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), working with Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre, is offering information sessions and workshops for parents/carers of school aged children who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). These sessions are open to those who have received a diagnosis for their child and have not accessed the CAMHS Parents Group or an Early Bird programme in the past.

These sessions will be available in September and October. To find out more, you can download the programme here.

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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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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.

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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

“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.

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.