Trial of new online advice hubs
A new weekly drop-in advice hub has been launched by Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership, as part of a pilot to connect advice and information from a wide-range of community services.
Advice and support will be available to anyone in the Falkirk area through the new online hub, which uses the NHS Near Me video platform to provide a safe and secure virtual consultation.
The Living Well Falkirk Advice Hub will be open each Tuesday between 1-4pm, starting from 20 July. No appointment is necessary to get advice covering:
- Living with a long-term condition
- Improving your health and wellbeing
- How to access community support
- Advice about supporting others or someone you care for
- Appling for a community alarm
- Completing different forms for health and social care services
- Completing a re-housing application or access housing support services
The service is hosted by Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership and run by a range of organisations and services. At launch, drop-in advice will be available from Falkirk Council’s social services and community link work teams, FDAMH – Falkirk’s Mental Health Association, Strathcarron Hospice, and Cyrenians Falkirk Outreach.
The online hub is being trialled during the summer, with the intention to add more services to the advice hub in future.
For more information, or to drop-in to the hub, please visit www.falkirkhscp.org/livingwelladvicehub