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
NHS Forth Valley have Stress Control classes in Falkirk. For further information and to register, please use the details below.
People who have been using Strathcarron Hospice services and are now looking for bereavement support can get help from the the Patient and Family Support Team at the hospice. Call the team on 01324 826222.
FDAMH is an organisation based in Falkirk for people and families experiencing the impact of mental illness. If you'd like to get in contact, use the following information.
Phone: 01324 671600
There are also a number of national support services available:
Phone: 0800 138 1619
Phone: 0800 838587
Phone: 0845 328 9655
Alternatively, you can also contact the Samaritans by using the information below.
Phone: 116 123
NHS Forth Valley have Stress Control classes in Falkirk. For further information and to register please see the details below.
Anxiety UK is a national charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.
Phone: 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday 09:30 to 17:30)
The Alzheimer's Scotland website has a range of useful information for people living with dementia. Their section on getting out and about has tips and guidance for keeping safe and about getting help if you or your loved one gets into difficulty - see www.alzscot.org/living-with-dementia/
The site explains the Purple Alert scheme. This operates within the Falkirk area and across Scotland's towns and cities.
Reengage UK (previously Contact the Elderly) seeks to encourage older people who live alone, or in sheltered housing are are feeling lonely to develop social interests by bringing companionship into their lives, to help establish contact with others, and to encourage younger people to devote some of their time to helping older people find companionship and new friendship groups.
Reengage arranges regular social gatherings at over 900 venues across the UK. In response to the COVID pandemic, the Call Companions service was introduced bringing people together with a volunteer by phone. Reengage plan to keep the Call Companions service running after COVID restrictions are lifted.
Find out more using the details below.
Freephone: 0800 716543
FDAMH is an organisation based in Falkirk for anyone experiencing the impact of mental illness. If you'd like to get in touch, please use the information below.
Phone: 01324 671600
If you have difficulty remembering mealtimes, there are several services to help you. Social Work Adult Services operate a Meals on Wheel service. See the Falkirk Council website for information, at www.falkirk.gov.uk/
Getting Care at Home may be the most suitable way to help you. See www.falkirk.gov.uk/services for more information, and to find out how to make a referral for an assessment.
If ready-made meals for you to heat at home would suit you, you might want to consider Wiltshire Farm Foods. This private company will deliver frozen meals to your door; simply store in the freezer and heat your chosen meal when you want it.
For more information, see the website: www.wiltshirefarmfoods.com/ or phone: 0800 773 773
The Citizens Advice Bureau give free, confidential, impartial and independent advice on a huge range of subjects including:
- legal matters
- consumer issues
There are bureaus for Denny and Dunipace, Falkirk, Grangemouth and Bo'ness. For further information, please use the details below.
Phone: 0800 800 9060
The Sensory Services Team can help if you, a friend or family member need help coping with being deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing. The team is part of Social Work Adult Services. We can support you by offering services to meet your assessed needs. We work closely with NHS Forth Valley audiology staff, and the Social Work locality teams. This means you have a "joined up" service across health and social care services. We are based in the Forth Valley Sensory Centre. We offer the following services:
- Translation every Wednesday afternoon
- Duty Worker Service Monday to Friday
- Deaf Rehabilitation Officer
- Assessor/Technician Officer
- Specialised Support Worker Service
- Social Care Officer
- British Sign Language Interpretation
Phone: 01324 509875
If you are feeling lonely and it is affecting your life, there are different things you can try that may help.
Visit the following NHS websites for numerous suggestions on how you can try to overcome loneliness: www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/feeling-lonely/ or www.nhsinform.scot/self-help-guides
Self or battery operated wheelchairs and scooters are available free from Central Shopmobility for people with short or long term mobility difficulties. These are based at Callendar Square car park, and Stirling Bus Station.
For more information and to apply for membership, please use the following details.
Phone: 01324 630500 (Mon-Sat 10am-4pm)
Alternatively, visit the Shopmobility Falkirk Facebook page.
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. The team is part of Social Work Adult Services. Contact the Sensory Services Team:
Phone: 01324 509875
The Forth Valley Sensory Centre can offer a range of supports, with different groups running throughout the week. Contact the Sensory Centre:
Phone: 01324 590888
Text: 07341 560709
Support is available from RNID volunteer, John, at the Sensory Centre Support Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10:30am to 12:30pm. People can also email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.