Disruption expected to Care at Home services during industrial action

We have received notice of industrial action which may temporarily affect the care provided by Falkirk Council’s internal Care and Support at Home Service. If your care is provided by a private provider, your care should remain unaffected.

The industrial action is planned for 5th, 6th, 8th, and 9th April 2024 by GMB Scotland.

Our service will operate with a reduced capacity on these dates due to staff taking part in industrial action. As such, you may see changes to your care and support during the days of action.

This may include a different team member or care provider attending your home; a change to the usual time you receive a support visit; or a reduction in care to provide essential support only.

We understand the inconvenience or concern that short notice changes to care can cause. Every effort is being made to resolve this matter, and we are working to ensure all essential care is provided.

Industrial action will have a significant impact on our ability to provide care and support at the same level. As such, we ask any family member that can assist with your support needs (i.e. assisting with medication prompts, meal preparation, or helping with personal care etc.) over the days of action, please contact the Care and Support at Home Team on 01324 50 60 70 (then selecting option 3, then option 1).

This information was last updated on April 2 at 11:50am