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
Scottish Association for Mental Health
If you are feeling lonely and it is affecting your life, the Scottish Association for Mental Health offers online advice and information for those experiencing mild to moderate mental health problems.
For more information see the website at www.samh.org/
Support and advice for alcohol
If you are worried about your drinking, you can see what services are available locally by visiting www.falkirk.gov.uk and searching alcohol. Below are some of the services that are available, as well as their contact information.
The Scottish Recovery Consortium work with people in recovery, treatment providers, recovery communities and support agencies:
Phone: 0141 226 1662
Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs provide support to family members and friends:
Phone: 08080 101 011
Phone: 0845 673 1774
Support and advice for people with low vision or visual impairment
The Sensory Services Team can help if you, a friend or family member need help coping with being blind, or having a visual impairment. 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, and representation from the Royal National Institute for Blind People Scotland at the centre.
Contact the Sensory Centre:
Phone: 01324 590888
Support for people living with dementia and alzheimers disease
The Joint Dementia Initiative (JDI) offers person centered support in your own home and local community, with emotional, physical and practical support. The service aims to help you manage everyday tasks, maintain your relationships and friendships, and develop new ones. JDI also supports your carers and loved ones. An assessment from Social Work Services is needed for you to access JDI. Call Social Work on 01324 506070 to make a referral.
Alzheimers Scotland Forth Valley Branch is based in Stenhousemuir. The service aims to support people with dementia, their families, relatives and friends at any stage of the illness by offering information and advice, day care, community activities for people with dementia and carers and peer support groups. Some services need an assessment from Social Work.
For more information contact Alzheimers Forth Valley via their website - www.alzscot.org/living-with-dementia/getting-support/find-support-near-you/forth-valley-office or call on 01324 559480.
Support for veterans with a visual impairment
Sight Scotland Veterans (previously Scottish War Blinded) provide support that empowers veterans in Scotland who are affected by sight loss. They offer free information, equipment, training, and advice for their members following assessment. For more information, visit their website: https://sightscotland.org.uk/veterans
Sight Scotland Veterans also have an outreach worker based at Forth Valley Sensory Centre. To get in contact with them, call 01324 590888.