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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.
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 their website by clicking here.
FDAMH is based in Falkirk and works with people and families experiencing the impact of mental illness. If you'd like to get in contact with them, please use the information below.
Phone: 01324 671600
The Next Step Group provides day trips from Grangemouth for people with physical disability and their carers. Call 07947692152 for more information.
Dial-a-Journey provide affordable and accessible door-to-door transport for people who have mobility difficulties.For more information and for the application form, please visit their website by clicking here.
Taxicard is for people with disabilities who cannot use ordinary buses and allows cardholders to travel in taxis at a reduced fare. For details and an application form, click here.
The Mobile Emergency Care Service (MECS)provides a prompt response to alarm calls from people using pull-cord systems, dispersed alarms or telecare equipment in their own home. For more information, please click here.
To get a MECS system installed, please contact your local social work office or MECS on 01324 506520.
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.
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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
People over the age of 60 and people with disabilities, who are eligible, can travel free on bus services within Scotland without any peak-time restrictions.
Full details of eligibility criteria are included in the application form which can be picked up from Falkirk Library. To apply, contact Falkirk Library on 01324 503605.
For further details, please click here and search for transport.
Disabled or blind people, including children over the age of 2, may use the scheme by displaying a Blue Badge in the vehicle they are using. All information about the Blue Badge scheme can be seen by clicking here.
Local sources of information can be found using the following details.
Website: Falkirk Council
Phone: 01324 506420
Age Scotland is part of a national charity providing advice, information and support to older people. If you'd like to get in contact, please use the details below.
Website: Age Scotland
Phone: 0800 12 44 222
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.
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