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.

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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.

“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.

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Falkirk Carers Forum

Have your voice heard: join other carers and representatives from health, social care and the third sector to discuss current issues and hear the latest updates.
The Falkirk Carers Forum meets quarterly at the Carers Centre in Falkirk.  It is an opportunity for local carers to discuss with service providers, and one another, local and national issues that affect carers and those they care for.
Contact Claire Crossan at the Carers Centre if you are interested in attending the Falkirk Carers Forum from 11 am to 1 pm followed by lunch, on the following dates:
25 May 2016
24 August 2016
23 November 2016

Singing & Music Workshop

Are you an adult carer living in the Falkirk area interested in singing and music?

Why not come along and lift your mood and feel good. Sign up to singing and music workshops with Alex Christie, a qualified singing coach and music therapist.

The sessions will run from 28 April to 9 June, 11 am to 12 noon at the Carers Centre in Falkirk.

If you are interested, contact the Carers Centre.

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.

Carers Panel for Research Project

Local carers are being invited to participate in a Stirling University reasearch project on understanding and capturing how carers use their time.  If you would like to be part of a Carers Panel which meets for 2 hours on up to 6 occasions between January 2016 and September 2017, contact Rosie Ashoworth on 01786 467728 or email:  rosalie.ashworth@stir.ac.uk.  Although this cannot be paid, reasonable travel costs will be reimbursed and you will receive a £30 high street voucher for each meeting attended.