Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership brings together a broad range of health, social care, and support services for people across the Falkirk area. This includes:
- Community Health services – District Nursing, Mental Health and Learning Disability Services
- Contracted Health Services – GPs, Pharmacies
- All adult social care services – Care at Home, Care Homes, Community Care Teams
- Elements of Housing services for aids and adaptations and Gardening Aid and
- Aspects of Acute services (hospitals) relating to unscheduled care.
On this page, you can find information about:
- Living Well Falkirk
- Sensory Services
- Carers support
- Caledonia Service (Support for adults living with severe mental health conditions)
- Adult support and protection
- Strathcarron Hospice
- Other services, resources, and useful links
The Falkirk Council Sensory Services team provide support for people with a Sensory Impairment. The service can support you to reduce risk, build confidence and live independently at home and the wider community. The team works in with Stirling Council, Ophthalmology, Audiology, and other Forth Valley Sensory Centre colleagues to provide a joined up service.
- Translation Service on Wednesday afternoons
- Duty Service daily
- BSL Interpreter Booking Service for official council business
- Visual Impairment Rehabilitation
- Deaf Rehabilitation
- Assessor Technician
- Blind Register
All staff have specialist training to work with people who have a sensory impairment and are trained in either British Sign Language, hands on signing, deafblind manual and lip reading to ensure communicate for all. All our staff are also trained in sighted guide training.
The Social Work Sensory Team can be contacted everyday on:
Phone: 01324 590875
For BSL users you can continue to access the service via the mobile number for txt or WhatsApp or can use Contact Scotland
The team will continue to offer a Duty and translation service via the duty worker mobile.
If you require access to an interpreter for Falkirk Council business, this can be down by downloaded via the INTERPRETERNOW app. You can find a short video explaining this here.
Caledonia service works with adults living with severe and enduring mental illness, offering community-based group activities that aim to improve well-being, increase self-esteem and self-confidence.
The team also work with individuals, offering a key-worker system to help people meet their goals and aspirations.
Peer-to-peer support is also a major part of the service, providing opportunities for individuals to support other people with similar experiences.
Support for people living in Falkirk affected by severe mental conditions. A range of group activities and services are available, including:
- One to one support
- Arts and crafts
- Cycle group
- Fortnightly meet ups
- Garden Group
- Keep Well Nurse
- Ladies Group
- Men’s Group
- Social Groups
- Virtual groups
- Walking group
Caledonia Service supports individuals on a referral basis. A professional who supports your care, such as a Community Psychiatric Nurse (CPN), Psychiatrist, Social Worker, or Doctor can refer you.
- Aged 18 and over
- Resident in Falkirk Health and Social Care Locality Areas
- Diagnosis of a severe and enduring mental health condition
- Currently does not receive paid or voluntary social support from any other services.
Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre
The Carers Centre provides information and support to carers of all ages living in Falkirk district and Clackmannanshire.
- Weekly Carers Cafe
- Men’s Group
- Parent’s Groups
- Individual support
- Short breaks from caring responsibilities (respite)
- Young carers support (aged 8-18)
Adult support and protection
If you think an adult you know is being harmed, we can help. You can tell us, in confidence, and we can take action to protect the person you’re worried about. If you are an adult and you’re being harmed, we can help keep you safe. If you are worried about an adult being harmed, please tell us.
Are your friends “good” friends, who make you feel safe and enjoy spending time with you? Or are they “tricky” friends – who leave you feeling unsafe and take more than they give?
Throughout Scotland, adults are at risk from all kinds of harm. Harm can be physical, psychological, financial or sexual. Harm can also mean neglect. Falkirk’s Sensory Services provides a BSL intro to the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act and what it means for you.
The best way to make sure the person you’re worried about gets the help they need quickly is to phone on:
- Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm: 01324 506070
- All other times: 01786 470500, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- If it’s an emergency, always dial 999.
- You can also contact Police Scotland when it’s not an emergency on 101
For more information, please visit the Falkirk Council website.
You can learn more about adult support and protection, including how to make a referral, via the national Act Against Harm website.
Resources, information, and training materials for practitioners across Forth Valley can be found online at https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/glowblogs/fvpp/
These pages are updated by Falkirk Community Planning Partnership, Stirling Community Planning Partnership, and Clackmannanshire Alliance.
Strathcarron Hospice Compassionate Neighbour Volunteer Programme
Strathcarron Compassionate Neighbours are volunteers from Falkirk’s local communities who can help people to make connections in a number of different ways. In this time of social distancing and shielding it can feel difficult to feel connected but our Compassionate Neighbours are here to help. The compassionate neighbours project is supported by Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership grant funding to provide practical and emotional support for people with life-limiting conditions and their carers.
- CVS Falkirk & District is the third sector interface for the Falkirk area. To find out more about what they do, please click on the appropriate links: Volunteering, Social Enterprise, Organisation Support and Voice of the Sector.
- Healthy living – The healthy living advice on the NHS Inform website will help you to look after your mental and physical wellbeing.
- Search for local services – To search for a number of local services in the NHS Forth Valley area, please visit the NHS Forth Valley website.
- Self-help guides – There are a number of self-help guides on the NHS Inform website for you to use.