Featured Local Information
NHS Forth Valley mental health information
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.
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.
Falkirk Council Website
Information for residents, businesses and visitors on Falkirk Council, council tax and what's on in the local area.
Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) Website
The Falkirk HSCP brings together a broad range of health, social care, and support services for people in Falkirk. The website provides key information and news updates with access to the Partnership’s publications, including the Strategic Plan 2019-2022. It also includes information on the HSCP’s governance arrangements and a timetable for future meetings.
A Local Information System for Scotland (ALISS)
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.
Information and services
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.
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
Dial-a-Journey provide affordable and accessible door-to-door transport for people who have mobility difficulties and cannot use conventional public transport. For more information and for the application, please visit www.dial-a-journey.org/.
Fire service safety check
As part of their commitment to building a safer Scotland, Fire Scotland offer everyone in Scotland a free home fire safety visit. They can also fit smoke alarms free of charge if your home requires them. It's so easy to arrange.
To get in touch, please use the following details.
Website: Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
Phone: 0800 0731 999
Text: ''FIRE'' to 80800
Forth Valley Top Toes
Forth Valley Top Toes provide a personal foot care service to elderly and disabled people who have no underlying medical conditions but are unable to cut their own toenails and struggle to afford private podiatry.
For more information, please visit www.toptoes.org.uk/
Improving security for victims of burglary
Advice on home security is available from Police Scotland. To go to their website, please visit www.scotland.police.uk/.
Support for victims of crime is available from Victim Support Scotland who can be contacted by telephone on 0345 603 9213. Alternatively, you can visit their website: www.victimsupportsco.org.uk/.
Independent sources of help and advice for those with a disability
Falkirk Council Sensory Services Team can help if you, a friend or family member need help coping with being deaf, blind, deafblind or hard of hearing. We can provide services that can help make everyday living much easier. Action on Hearing Loss are also based at the Sensory Centre. For further information, use the following details.
Phone: 01324 590888
Text: 07341 560709
Website: Forth Valley Sensory Centre
Local - support and advice for alcohol
If you are worried about your drinking, you can see what services are available locally by visiting www.falkirk.gov.uk and searching alcohol. Below are some of the services that are available, as well as their contact information.
The Scottish Recovery Consortium work with people in recovery, treatment providers, recovery communities and support agencies:
Phone: 0141 226 1662
Website: Scottish Recovery Consortium
Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs provide support to family members and friends:
Phone: 08080 101 011
Phone: 0845 673 1774
Website: Signpost Recovery
Local information - access to work
The Sensory Services Team can help if you, a friend or family member need help coping with being deaf, blind, deafblind or hard of hearing. We can provide services that can help make everyday living much easier including access to work.
To get in contact, please use the details below.
Address: Forth Valley Sensory Centre, Redbrae Road, Falkirk, FK1 4DD
Phone: 01324 506400
Text: 07736 149585
Alternatively, you can also visit Falkirk Council's website: www.falkirk.gov.uk.