Forth Valley Carers Card update

We are delighted to announce that carers who are registered with us can once again apply for a Forth Valley Carers Card.

The Forth Valley Carers Card is a carer identification card that has been developed by local carers, Carers Centres, NHS Forth Valley and local authorities to ensure that carers are more easily identified by health and social care professionals and recognised and valued as equal partners in care.

To apply, please complete our online application form: form.jotform.com/CentralCarers/carers-card

If you are unable to or require help to complete the form, please call us on 01324 611510 (option 1).

Current Vacancies – May 2024

The Carers Centre is a growing and forward-thinking organisation with ambition to support an increasing number of children, young people and adults who provide unpaid care for a family member or friend due to disability, illness, addiction, or frailty.

We are currently looking to fill the following roles:

        • Carer Support Worker (Hospital Discharge)
        • Carer Support Worker (Falkirk)
        • Carer Support Worker (Clackmannanshire)

Applications for these posts close on Monday 20 May 2024.

You can find out more about this role at our VACANCIES page! Or if you’d like to apply, click below!

Carer’s Leave Act 2023 will come into force on 6 April 2024!

Final legislation passed in Parliament seals a groundbreaking new right for two million employees with unpaid caring responsibilities to take up to five days of Carer’s Leave.

It sets out the final working details of how employees will be able to request Carer’s Leave from their employer when the law comes into force on 6 April 2024. The regulations set out that employees can take Carer’s Leave in full or half days, or in a whole block of five days, and must give advance notice that is twice the length of time that needs to be taken.

The regulations for the Carer’s Leave Act 2023 make clear that employees in Great Britain with a long-term unpaid caring responsibility for a family member or friend will be able take up to five days of unpaid Carer’s Leave. They will have the same employment protections associated with other forms of family-related leave, such as protection from dismissal as a result of having taken the leave.

Read more at Carers UK’s website.

Current Vacancies – March 2024

The Carers Centre is a growing and forward-thinking organisation with ambition to support an increasing number of children, young people and adults who provide unpaid care for a family member or friend due to disability, illness, addiction, or frailty.

We are currently looking to fill the following roles:

        • Impact and Reach Lead
        • Carer Support Worker (Falkirk)
        • Carer Support Worker (Clackmannanshire)
        • Short Breaks Activity Co-ordinator

Applications for these posts close on Monday 11 March 2024, except the Carer Support Worker (Clackmannanshire) post which closes on Monday 4 March 2024.

You can find out more about this role at our VACANCIES page! Or if you’d like to apply, click below!

Current Vacancies – November 2023

The Carers Centre is a growing and forward-thinking organisation with ambition to support an increasing number of children, young people and adults who provide unpaid care for a family member or friend due to disability, illness, addiction, or frailty.

We are currently looking to fill the roles of:

        • Carer Support Worker (30 hours per week)

Applications for these posts close on Monday 11 December 2023.

You can find out more about this role at our VACANCIES page! Or if you’d like to apply, click below!

Current Vacancies – August 2023

The Carers Centre is a growing and forward-thinking organisation with ambition to support an increasing number of children, young people and adults who provide unpaid care for a family member or friend due to disability, illness, addiction, or frailty.

We are currently looking to fill the role of:

        • Carer Support Worker (35 hours per week)

Applications for this post close on Monday 4 September 2023.

You can find out more about this role at our VACANCIES page! Or if you’d like to apply, click below!

Falkirk Carers Strategy 2023 – 2026

Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership have now published the updated 2023 – 2026 version of the Falkirk Carers Strategy.

The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 became law on 1 April 2018 and places duties on Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership and Falkirk Council to support unpaid carers in their caring role. These duties include preparing a carers strategy with particular focus on the local area. This local strategy supports the delivery of the National Carers Strategy, is reviewed every three years, and is for all Adult Carers and Young Carers in Falkirk.

You can access the Carers Strategy and other relevant documents by visiting: falkirkhscp.org/publications/#carers

 

Right To Carers Leave Act receives Royal Assent

A Bill that gives employees across Great Britain the right to take unpaid leave from work to care for older, disabled or seriously ill relatives or friends has now received Royal Assent.

The Carer’s Leave Act 2023 will ensure that the estimated two million employees currently juggling paid employment and caring responsibilities will be able to take up to five days of unpaid Carer’s Leave to support their loved ones.

The earliest date the legislation would come into force is April 2024 but the date is yet to be confirmed. Details of the regulations and guidance are currently being developed will be shared by the UK Government in due course.

Employers that are keen to understand more about the implications of the Carer’s Leave Act and how to better support carers in their staff teams can find out more from Carers UK’s employers forum, Employers for Carers.

Read more at Carers UK’s website.

Current Vacancies – April 2023

The Carers Centre is a growing and forward-thinking organisation with ambition to support an increasing number of children, young people and adults who provide unpaid care for a family member or friend due to disability, illness, addiction, or frailty.

We are currently looking to fill the role of:

        • Carer Support Worker – 6-month maternity leave cover (35 hours per week)

Applications for this post close on Monday 1 May 2023.

You can find out more about this role at our VACANCIES page! Or if you’d like to apply, click below!

Current Vacancies – January 2023

The Carers Centre is a growing and forward-thinking organisation with ambition to support an increasing number of children, young people and adults who provide unpaid care for a family member or friend due to disability, illness, addiction, or frailty.

We are currently looking to fill the role of:

        • Carer Support Worker (35 hours per week)

Applications for this post close on Monday 13 February 2023.

You can find out more about this role at our VACANCIES page! Or if you’d like to apply, click below!