There is a training opportunity coming up for carers from Clackmannanshire and Falkirk – First Aid for Parents of Children with Additional Support Needs on Wednesday 2 December at 10 am in Hawkhiill Community Community Centre, Alloa. To book place, contact Sharon Morgan at the Centre in Alloa.
Clackmannanshire Carers Forum
The Clackmannanshire Carers Forum meets quarterly. It is a voice for local carers to discuss with service providers, and one another, local and national issues that affect carers and those they care for. This month the Forum will focus on:
- Carers Rights
- Clackmannanshire and Stirling Health Partnership Strategic Plan
- Forth Valley Carers Card
If you are interested in attending the Clackmannanshire Carers Forum on Wednesday 25 November, from 10 am to 1 pm at Hawkhill Community Centre, contact Ian McCourt at the Centre in Alloa.
Falkirk Carers Forum
The Falkirk Carers Forum meets quarterly. It is a voice for local carers to discuss with service providers, and one another, local and national issues that affect carers and those they care for. This month the forum will focus on:
Joint Integration Board
ALFY & Closer to home
Forth Valley Carers Card
If you are interested in attending the Falkirk Carers Forum on 23 November 2015 from 10 am to 12 noon at the Carers Centre, contact Claire Crossan at the Centre in Falkirk.
Respitality Bungalow Now Available for Breaks for Carers
A beautiful bungalow in Perthshire has been offered for the use of carers as part of the Respitality project. Carers in the Falkirk area are invited to get in touch if they might be interested in booking a week in this pretty one-bedroom bungalow (below) which sleeps 2 people, initially in the period from November 2015 to January 2016. The bungalow is in Pitlochry and can be booked for periods up to one week at a charge of around £50/60 per week to cover servicing and cleaning. If you are a carer living in the Falkirk area and would like to find out more about the Bungalow and this offer, please get in touch with Sharon Campbell at the Carers Centre.
The purpose of Respitality is to give unpaid carers a break from their caring responsibilities so they can have some time for themselves to ‘recharge’ their batteries. This is achieved through the generosity and support of local hospitality providers who gift a Respitality break in the form of, for example, an overnight stay in their hotel, or a dinner for two, or a complimentary pass to their leisure club. More about Respitality here