Featured Local Information
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.
Information and services
You seem to be feeling lonely and might find services at FDAMH of use.
FDAMH is a registered charity that provides a range of services including counselling for people aged 14 years +, a befriending service, carers and family support service, social prescribing, a health and wellbeing ‘drop in’ service, a third age befriending service, women’s only group and a range of activities designed to enhance skills and boost confidence and morale.
An Immediate Help Service is available to people without a prior appointment. FDAMH also offers volunteering opportunities across many of its services. Some FDAMH Services need a referral from a Health or Social Care professional, some can be by self-referral.
Phone: 01324 671 600
If loneliness is having a negative effect on your mental health, you might want to consider getting involved in exercise. Regular exercise has an excellent evidence base, for a variety of mental illnesses particularly depression. It is also a safe and effective way to deal with stress and unhelpful emotions e.g. anger.
The GO pass from Falkirk Council allows a low cost way to exercise.
Organisation: Falkirk Community Trust
Address: Falkirk Community Trust, Falkirk Stadium, 4 Stadium Way, Falkirk, FK2 9EE
Phone: 01324 590900
You may be entitled to carer's allowance if you currently care for a person who receives attendance allowance, disabled living allowance (DLA), or personal independence payment (PIP). This person does not need to live with you or be related to you. This weekly allowance is a taxable benefit. Applying for carer's allowance can affect benefits the person that you care for is receiving, so we would recommend you take advice as a first step.
For more information, please visit Falkirk Council's website: www.falkirk.gov.uk/services/benefits-support/help-with-welfare-benefits.aspx
A new online fire safety quiz has been launched by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to support people to stay safe at home – and potentially save lives.
The ‘Fire Safety in the Home - Self Assessment’ survey asks a series of simple questions and then automatically generates a home fire safety report.
To complete a self assessment please visit the following website: www.firescotland.gov.uk/your-safety/online-hfsv-checker.aspx
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