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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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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.
A range of social groups and classes are available at the Sensory Centre for people with visual impairment. These include a singing group, reading group, social group, personal safety and computer skills. For more information, get in contact by using the details below.
Website: Forth Valley Sensory Centre
Phone: 01324 590888
The Sensory Services Team can help if you, a friend or family member need help coping with low vision or visual impairment. We can provide services that can help make everyday living much easier.
To get in contact, use the following details.
Address: Forth Valley Sensory Centre, Redbrae Road, Falkirk, FK1 4DD
Phone: 01324 506400
Text: 07736 149585
Website: Falkirk Council
For information on eye conditions, as well as local opticians and pharmacies, visit NHS Forth Valley by clicking here and search for eye conditions.
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