Clackmannanshire and Stirling Health and Social Care Partnership aims to support unpaid carers in partnership with local Carers Centres, carer representatives and wider third sector partners working to support carers.
The focus is on having good conversations and asking you, as a carer what you need to improve your life as well as what support you require to continue in your caring role.
- Who is a Carer?
- How to Register as a Carer
- Support Pack
- Carers Strategy
- Get Involved
- Carers Week 5 – 11th June 2023
- Additional Resources
Who is a Carer?
If you help to look after a partner, child, relative or friend who needs your help due to disability, illness, frailty or substance use.
Unpaid carers are those that provide care out with a work contract or as voluntary work regardless of whether they are in receipt of welfare benefits, pensions or income from other types of employment.
How to Register as a Carer
It is important to access a variety of support options that can help support/continue to support you in your caring role.
By registering you will be able to access supports such as:
- Carers support groups, peer support and making connections
- Short breaks and respite
- Income maximisation and benefits support
- Hospital based carer support
- Training and employment support
- Access to the Forth Valley Carers Card
Contact your local Carers Centre to register.
Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre
Stirling Carers Centre
A Carers support pack is now available, which includes suggestions of useful contact numbers of services that provide support to carers across Clackmannanshire and Stirling.
Any service can be added to this list. However, it is important to highlight that the Clackmannanshire and Stirling Health and Social Care Partnership are not promoting or endorsing services on this list. These are solely provided for information to widen the choice and control of services you may need to support you in your caring role. It is advisable that you do your own enquiries to ensure your choice is the best fit for your needs and to check the standards of the services.
To request a copy please contact:
Clackmannanshire and Stirling Health and Social Care Partnership are currently working on the revised local Carers strategy which will be available here once the consultation begins and will align with Scotland’s National Carer Strategy, published in December 2022.
The National Carers strategy focuses on five different aspects of unpaid carer support, these being:
- Living with COVID-19
- Recognising, valuing and involving carers
- Health and social care support
- Social and financial inclusion
- Young carers
View the strategy here.
As a carer there are many ways you can have your say across Clackmannanshire and Stirling and the Health and Social Care Partnership encourages you to participate in the Carer Support Framework consultation.
Carer Support Framework encompasses strengthened partnership working to improve the lives of carers.
You can participate by following this link.
This stage of the consultation ends on 1 August 2023.
Carers Planning Group
Come along to our Carers Planning Group.
For more information please contact:
Jennifer Kennedy, Carers Lead Officer
Carers Week 5 – 11th June 2023
Carers Week takes place in June every year with a range of activities available to support carers – these are arranged and promoted through your local Carers Centres and supported by Clackmannanshire and Stirling Health and Social Care Partnership.
This year, some of our carers stories have been published below which demonstrates that with the right support, carers can live full and positive lives within supportive communities.