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As the Third Sector Interface for the Falkirk Council area, CVS Falkirk are a local, independent charitable company which exists to promote, develop and represent the third sector and volunteering.
Information for residents, businesses and visitors on Falkirk Council, council tax and what's on in the local area.
ALISS is a website that can be used to search for local resources. Each search can be done for a specific organisation or be done by location, with the search being narrowed or extended depending on the chosen mileage.
A self-help site for a variety of mental health, stress and anxiety related conditions. Read it, download it, listen to audio files or watch videos. You can also forward it on to others who you feel would benefit from it.
We provide a number of public toilets throughout the Falkirk Council area, these include staffed toilet blocks.
What is a RADAR key? These allow anyone with a disability to access unisex toilet facilities fitted with a RADAR lock free of charge.
Where can I get a RADAR key? Please pick up an application form from your local One Stop Shop/Advice and Support Hub. If you are eligible, your first key will be provided free of charge.
How much does a RADAR key cost? RADAR keys are provided free of charge to anyone with a disability.
For more information, please click here.
Our classes and gym programmes are based around the Otago strength and balance exercises developed in New Zealand. These exercises have been proven in clinical and community settings to improve strength and balance, and help reduce the risk of falls.
Our Otago walk and class runs every Wednesday in Grangemouth, incorporating a 30 minute walk followed by an Otago class. The walk is optional.
This class is very popular and we recommend contacting us beforehand to ensure your space. Classes are available throughout the area.
For further details, please use the information below.
Website: Falkirk Community Trust
Phone: 01506 778507
Taxicard is for people with disabilities who cannot use ordinary buses. It allows cardholders to travel in taxis at a reduced fare. For details and an application form, please click here.
FDAMH is based in Falkirk and provides a range of helping services. If you'd like to get in contact with them, please use the following details.
Phone: 01324 671600
Befriending support is also available from some national charities. For more information, select the links below.
Website: Befriending Networks
Website: Royal Voluntary Service
BorrowMyDoggy connects dog owners with trusted, local people who would love to look after a dog. They make it easy to arrange walks, playtime, overnight stays or holidays.
Their aim is to help dog owners when they need it, give dogs more exercise and playtime and allow people without a dog to spend quality time with one. It's a win-win situation for everyone involved.
For more information, please visit their website by following the link here.
For information about bus and rail services in the Falkirk area, please click here.
Dial-a-Journey provides door-to-door transport for people who have mobility difficulties and who cannot use traditional public transport. Passengers can be helped from their door to the bus, and from the bus to their destination. The service runs seven days a week.
More information about this service can be found by clicking here.
CAPABILITY provides services directly to around 1000 disabled people at over 25 locations around Scotland, supporting people at every stage of their lives and at home, work and school. Through the schools, early years and childcare services they support not only disabled children at crucial times in their life but their families and carers. They have many services which focus on giving disabled people the opportunity to live independent lives whether that is in their own homes, participating in their local or wider community, or finding employment. For those who would like we can also provide residential and respite services. Alexander Anderson Day Service (AADS) offers a range of activities including those which support people to develop everyday living skills such as cooking and baking; budgeting; or shopping; to more physical activities such as keep-fit. Developing IT skills without the need to attend college: AADS has links with a number of colleges in the area who offer classes within the centre; you can book a time in the Sensory room or with the Aromatherapist or Beauty Therapist. AADS is also the only facility in the area to offer people the opportunity to participate in Soundbeam or access hydrotherapy. Use of the hydrotherapy pool can be supported either by AADS staff or by users own staff/ carers. If support is wanted to access activities outside the centre, AADS have links with a range of agencies and support people which give the opportunity to attend activities such as Pather Art Works, IndepenDANCE, M&Ds bowling, local sport venues and Music Works. Support is also available to allow people to meet friends for dinner or a chat; visit places of local/ national interest; or attend the theatre or concerts. To find out more please visit www.capability-scotland.org.uk or call 0131 337 9876 for more information.
The Cinnamon Trust has a network of volunteers who provide help such as walking the dog for an owner who can no longer do so.
It has a national pet fostering service for a pet whose owner goes into hospital, and also provides long term care for a pet whose owner has died or moved into accommodation that does not accept pets. The Trust maintains a register of pet-friendly care homes and sheltered housing schemes.
For more information, please use the information below.
Website: Cinnamon Trust
Phone: 01736 757 900
ContactSCOTLAND allows you to use BSL rather than written English. It provides immediate access to numerous organisations when you need it, contacting local voluntary groups, local disability organisations, making arrangements to attend meetings.
Making contact using contactSCOTLAND means you have clear communication in your terms, rather than having to rely on someone else to telephone for you. It is open 8am-12 midnight, 7 days a week for non-emergency calls only.
For more information, please use the following details.
Phone: 0141 419 0420
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