Feeling Safe and Sound - Local information
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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.
Falkirk Council Website
Information for residents, businesses and visitors of Falkirk Council, council tax and what's on in the local area.
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.
Mental Health - useful contacts
This pdf contains a list of organisations you can contact for help or support in addition to any help you are getting from health professionals. If you are experiencing mental health issues, we recommend you seek medical advice.
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.
Scotland's Service Directory
SSD is a website that contains details of health and wellbeing services in Scotland. Includes GP practices, dental services and support groups and is being developed to include local services Health and Social Care Partnerships.
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.
Feeling Safe and Sound - Local information
Community alarm and telecare services
The Mobile Emergency Care Service (MECS) provides a response to calls from our service users. An alarm is installed in people's homes. The alarm connects through the telephone line to our control centre. Alarm calls are made through a pull-cord system, an alarm unit with a trigger device or telecare equipment, such as door sensors or pressure mats. This means you can call for emergency help when you need it - for example, if you have fallen and can't get up. When you set off the alarm, it will ring in our control centre, which is open 24 hours a day.
The help you get will depend on what your emergency is. We may:
- Contact your GP or next of kin
- Send a warden to your home
- Talk with you to reassure you
For more information or to find out about getting a MECS system, please visit: www.falkirk.gov.uk/services/social-care/care-at-home
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.
Phone: 0800 0731 999
Text: ''FIRE'' to 80800
NHS Forth Valley self help for better mental health
NHS Forth Valley have created an extremely comprehensive self help site that provides information, advice, support and local services for a variety of mental health, stress and anxiety related conditions.
To view the user friendly online self help service visit www.selfhelpguides.ntw.nhs.uk/forthvalley.
Read it, download it, listen to audio files, watch videos, and you can also forward it on to others who you feel would benefit from it.
The site covers the following things:
- Controlling anger
- Depression and low mood
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Food and healthy eating
- Health anxiety
- Hearing voices and disturbing beliefs
- Obsessions and compulsions
- Post traumatic stress
- Postnatal depression
- Prisoner anxiety, depression, low mood and post traumatic stress
- Self harm
- Social anxiety
- Sleeping problems
What to do if you or someone you know has falls
The NHS Inform website is a good source of information about falls.
There is information about Preventing Falls, What to Do if You Fall, How to Get up Safely from a Fall, and What to Do if Someone Else Has a Fall.
There are short easy-to-understand videos you can watch so you are prepared and well informed should you experience a fall.
There is also a leaflet attached which describes how you can help someone if they fall.
Alarm systems are available that allow people to call for help in the event of a fall or if they become suddenly unwell. Some private companies offer this service and can be found via an internet search.
Social Work Adult Services runs the Mobile Emergency Care Service (MECS) throughout the Falkirk area. See the website for more information - www.falkirk.gov.uk/services/social-care/care-at-home/mecs.aspx