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Services and advice for older adults

Services and advice for older adults

We want to help everyone have healthy, active and independent lives.

There are many activities for older people, giving you the chance to socialise with like-minded people, enjoy local cultural experiences, or experience invigorating sport and physical activities.

Where a phrase or title below is underlined, please click on the web page link to take you to the relevant page containing the information you are looking for.

 

A-H

Activity/Fitness classes
Adaptations
  • Adaptations
    • Service for those who have a disability and may need to adapt their home to maintain independence.
  • Equipment and Adaptations
    • This service exists for residents of any age who need help with everyday personal and household tasks.
Adult support and protection

Our Adult Support and Protection page gives information about support and protection of adults who may be at risk of harm and abuse.

Advice Line for You (ALFY)

If you, or someone you care for, are over 65, you can call ALFY at any time on 01324 567247 for health related advice and reassurance.

Bogus Workmen/Callers

Our Doorstep Crime page provides information on avoiding things like bogus callers, scam mail etc.

Bus pass

If you are 60 or over, you may wish to travel around on free public transport. Buses are free to travel on throughout Scotland using your bus pass.

Care - assessment of your needs
  • You may feel that you require additional help or support at home. We want to ensure that we can offer services which meet your needs. In order to receive support, please contact our Care Assessment Team so that we can identify your needs through a care assessment.
  • You can also refer to our Older People Services page.
Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)

CAB can offer advice on a wide variety of issues:

Clubs and organisations providing support

There are a variety of clubs and organisations who can provide advice, support and information for older people.

  • Age Scotland
  • Clackmannanshire Ramblers
  • Events Diary
    • Local events including group and club listings for example arts & crafts, history, writing etc
  • Help at Hand Befriending Project
    • This project aims to reduce social isolation and make positive changes to older people's lives.
    • There are also volunteering opportunities with this project.
    • Contact us at The Hub, Whins Road, Alloa, FK10 3SA, Tel: 01259 928088
  • Royal Voluntary Service formerly WRVS
  • Wee County Walkers
Community Access Points (CAPs)

Your local CAP makes council services more accessible to the public:

Community Care Charging Policy

Community Care Charging Policy

Community Councils

We have 9 Community Councils in Clackmannanshire.

Community Wardens

Our Community Wardens offer a friendly, approachable contact within the community to discuss any concerns:

Councillors

Find out who your Local Councillor is.

Credit Union

Clackmannanshire Credit Union

Day and Respite care

Ludgate House

Disability - support services
Discretionary Grant Scheme - OAP associations

Our Discretionary Grant Scheme is available to assist with the funding of Christmas lunch for members.

Doorstep Crime

Our Doorstep Crime page provides information on avoiding things like bogus callers, scam mail etc.

Emergency contact numbers

Some useful numbers in the event of an emergency:

Events, groups, clubs

Our Events Diary lists local events as well as group and club activities such as arts and crafts, writing, history etc.

Falls Prevention
Fitness/Activity classes
Flu protection
Forth Valley Sensory Centre

Forth Valley Sensory Centre provides a range of services for anyone with sensory impairment, their carers, families and related service providers.


G - P

Garden maintenance
  • Our Garden Aid service is provided for Council tenants who are elderly or disabled, who do not have any able bodied person living with them who could tend to the garden.
  • If you require work undertaken in your garden not covered under the Garden Aid Scheme you may wish to consider contacting C-MEE, which is a local charity. C-MEE provide affordable gardening, decorating and handyman services. Their prices are subsidised for those on pension, benefits or on low income. They provide free estimates.
    • C-MEE can be contacted on 01259 726686
Grant Scheme, Discretionary - OAP associations

Our Discretionary Grant Scheme is available to assist with the funding of Christmas lunch for members.

Health Services

Health Services and Organisations

  • Contact details of local doctors, hospitals, opticians, pharmacies, dentists, NHS 24 etc.

Living It Up Forth Valley

  • Health and wellbeing information hub
Home energy / Fuel debt
Home Help

Home Care and Home Helps

Housebound Library Service

Home Library Service

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction

Housing Repair Centre

If you are a Council tenant, you can report any housing repairs via our Repair Centre:

Libraries
Lunch Club (Menstrie)
Meals at home
Mental health support
Mobile Emergency Care Services (MECS)
  • Telecare MECS
    • This service enables vulnerable people and their carers to call for assistance in an emergency at any time, day or night.
Online Payments

Pay for a service online:

OTAGO

Our Fitness/Activity Classes web page gives information about local OTAGO classes.


Q - Z

Report It

You can use this link to report any local issue you have to the Council:

Residential care

Menstrie House

Respite and Day care

Ludgate House

Royal Voluntary Service

Royal Voluntary Service, Unit 35, Evans Business Centre, 3 Whitehouse Road, Stirling, FK7 7SP, Tel: 01786 450 718

Self Directed Support
Sensory impairment

Forth Valley Sensory Centre provides a range of services for anyone with sensory impairment, their carers, families and related service providers.

Telecare Mobile Emergency Care Services (MECS)
  • Telecare MECS
    • This service enables vulnerable people and their carers to call for assistance in an emergency at any time, day or night.
Top Tasks

This page contains links to the most regularly used Council web pages:

Walking

Information about events and walks.

Welfare Reforms

Information about welfare benefit changes:

Winter - keeping warm

Our home energy advice pages provide information on how to keep warm and useful information on how to keep yourself and your neighbours safe over the winter.