Category: News

Carer’s Allowance Question and Answer

The National Carers Organisations met with Jeane Freeman, Minister for Social Security, who answered carers’ questions on the Social Security (Scotland) Bill and the plans for changes to carer’s allowance. You can watch the video of this here or read the Q and A here . If you have any comments you would like to feed back, please… Read more »

Update for Carers on Social Security in Scotland

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The Minister for Social Security, Jeanne Freeman, has recorded an update for carers on the plans for social security in Scotland. In it she sets out the plans and timescales for setting up a social security agency in Scotland and taking over the 11 devolved benefits by 2020. She also answers questions which were raised… Read more »

Carers Act Draft Regulations and Draft Carers Charter

The consultation on the draft regulations under the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 and the consultation on the draft Carer’s Charter are now live. The draft regulations being consulted on under the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 include: -the specific circumstances in which an adult carer support plan and young carer statement must be reviewed -what type… Read more »

Free Learning Tasters

We have teamed up with Stirling Council’s Learning and Employability  Team to offer you free tasters of different activities offering you the chance to learn something new or develop an existing skill. These sessions will run on a weekly basis and will range from Creative Writing to Mindfulness, they will be facilitated by the Stirling… Read more »

Stirling Scottish Marathon

Stirling is hosting the first ever Stirling Scottish Marathon on May 21st 2017. The marathon, which is being held in conjunction with the Great Run Company, is expected to attract around 6,500 runners. Starting at 09:00, at Blair Drummond Safari Park and finishing just off Raploch Road in the City Centre, it is hoped that… Read more »

Consultation On Health And Social Care Plans

Integration authorities are required to involve stakeholders and ensure they are consulted with in relation to future plans for health and social care. MSPs in the Health and Sport Committee would like to establish whether or not integration authorities are doing enough to involve patients, carers, the third sector and other stakeholders over the design and… Read more »

New Year, New Home

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Stirling Carers Centre has now been supporting unpaid carers in the Stirling Council Area for 25 years. During this time we have handled over 100,000 carer enquiries and released over £11 million in benefits to support carers! Over the last few years Stirling Carers Centre has grown rapidly, both in the number of unpaid carers… Read more »

Stepping Out Short Breaks For Carers

Stepping Out® Short Breaks are breaks for carers, specifically tailored to meet their needs and provide them with a break from their caring situation. The programme is organised by Care for Carers, a voluntary organisation providing support services for carers, including local events and short breaks. Applications for places are accepted from across Scotland. A… Read more »

Stirling’s Public Partnership Forum

The next meeting will be taking place on Wednesday 23rd November 2016 6.30 for 7 pm start – 9 pm at Lecture Theatre, Stirling Community Hospital, Livilands Gate, Stirling, FK8 2AU The focus of the evening is Clackmannanshire and Stirling Health and Social Care Partnership including an update from the Chief Officer on how work… Read more »

Smart Meters for Carers

Carers Scotland has teamed up with Smart Energy GB to help raise awareness of and promote the advantages of smart meters to carers. What is a smart meter? Smart Meters are replacing traditional gas and electricity meters and every home in Scotland is entitled to and will be offered a smart meter by their energy supplier, free of charge, between now and 2020. 77%… Read more »