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.
NHS Forth Valley Self-help website
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.
Mental health useful contacts PDF
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.
Scotland's Service Directory website
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
If you would like to meet new people and learn a new skill, the Wider Access to Schools Project can help. There are a wide range of classes from exercise to cooking to learning a new language.
WASP classes are suitable for adults of all ages, accessing education of any level.
Phone: 01324 822895
Address: Denny High school, Herbertshire Park, Mydub Road, Denny, FK6 6EE
What to do if you or someone you know has falls
The NHS Inform website is a good source of information about falls.
There is information about Preventing Falls, What to Do if You Fall, How to Get up Safely from a Fall, and What to Do if Someone Else Has a Fall.
There are short easy-to-understand videos you can watch so you are prepared and well informed should you experience a fall.
Visit the website - www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/preventing-falls/dealing-with-a-fall/what-to-do-if-you-fall/
There is also a leaflet attached which describes how you can help someone if they fall.
Alarm systems are available that allow people to call for help in the event of a fall or if they become suddenly unwell. Some private companies offer this service and can be found via an internet search.
Social Work Adult Services runs the Mobile Emergency Care Service (MECS) throughout the Falkirk area. See the website for more information - www.falkirk.gov.uk/services/social-care/care-at-home/mecs.aspx