Event Aims To Help People Live Well In Falkirk

Hints and tips on how to stay well and live independently will be explained at a forthcoming meeting at 7pm on Tuesday 19th June at the Forth Valley Sensory Centre in Camelon. Topics covered will include staying safe at home, preventing falls, how to secure help with bathing and eating, and what options are available to either buy or loan equipment which would make life easier.

Although 24 hour access to information is available through the Living Well Falkirk website, many people are unaware of exactly what is available and the meeting of the local Public Partnership Forum will give people the chance to ask questions and be signposted to specific services.  They will also learn how help accessing details on computer can be provided at their local library.

Living Well is a partnership made up of staff from NHS Forth Valley and, Falkirk Council with support from partners in the third and independent sectors, working under the umbrella of the Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership. The Partnership is designed to ensure that health and social care provision across Falkirk is joined up and seamless, especially for people with longer term and often complex needs, many of whom are older. By putting people first, Living Well makes it quicker and easier for folk to access services and support which in turn helps them live at home for as long as possible.

The spotlight at the meeting will also fall on ways of improving the health of Scotland’s prison population. With three major prisons in the Forth Valley area – Cornton Vale, Polmont and Glenochil – there will be an update of what is happening to improve the health of prisoners under the leadership of the NHS, which took over responsibility for prison healthcare from the Scottish Prison Service several years ago. With growing numbers of older prisoners with more complex health and care needs, achieving parity of care with the wider community was the key aim of the transfer.

The meeting will take place at the Sensory Centre, Redbrae Road, Camelon, FK1 4DD at 7pm on Tuesday 19th June 2018.