Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership brings together a broad range of health, social care, and support services for people across the Falkirk area. On this page, you can find information about:
- Living Well Falkirk
- Sensory Services
- Carers support
- Adult support and protection
- Strathcarron Hospice
- Other services, resources, and useful links
Living Well Falkirk offers:
- 24 hour access to hints and tips on how to stay well and live independently
- information about local and national services
- helpful advice by completing a personal assessment on your health
- suggestions on areas such as staying safe at home, preventing falls, help with bathing, eating etc.
- options to purchase, or request the loan of, equipment matched to your needs
- contact information for further support
If you need assistance using the tool, staff at your local library will be happy to help. You can also drop in to the new weekly online advice hub to discuss your online assessment or its recommendations.
Our new drop-in Living Well Advice Hubs can help with whatever matters to you. You can tell us what is on your mind, or what you need support with, and we will connect you with useful resources and services.
This service is open online every Tuesday between 1pm and 4pm. During these times, join the waiting room to speak to one of our friendly team. You don’t need an appointment.
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 is experiencing issues due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Sensory Centre is closed and the team will maintain a restricted service for you. They 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.
We apologise for any disruption this may cause and thank you for your understanding.
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)
Although the Carers Centre offices are closed, support remains available to unpaid carers.
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.
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 email@example.com
- 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.
Resources, information, and training materials for practitioners across Forth Valley can be found online at www.blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/fa/GirfecFalkirk/adult-support-and-protection/
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.
This service is available through the Living Well Falkirk advice hub, a new online drop-in service open between 1pm and 4pm every Tuesday.
During these times, join the waiting room to speak to one of our friendly team. You don’t need an appointment.
- 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.