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
Talking book service
The RNIB Talking Book Service has been one of their most loved services for eight decades. You can borrow up to six books at a time, with no limit on how many you borrow in a year. Books are delivered to your door free of charge. Just return them once you've enjoyed them. Returns are also free.
For more information or to sign up to the RNIB Library get in touch: Call the Helpline 0303 123 9999, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Talking newspaper service
Falkirk talking newspaper Newsline brings any visually impaired person in the district a weekly digest of local news and information.
Address: Contact Brian Sharp at P.O. Box 42, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, FK1 1AA
Phone: 01324 228313
Taxi services for people with mobility difficulties
Taxicard is for people with disabilities who cannot use ordinary buses and allows cardholders to travel in taxis at a reduced fare. Wheelchair accessible taxis are available. For details and an application form, please visit: www.falkirk.gov.uk/services/roads-parking-transport/transport/taxicard.aspx
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 form, please visit their website: www.dial-a-journey.org