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Paul T Smith

Plea to help reduce pressure on Falkirk’s Care at Home Service this Easter weekend

Families with relatives who receive support from Falkirk 's Care at Home Service are being asked what they can do to help reduce pressure on staff over the Easter weekend.

Bosses stress all critical and urgent care will be made a priority and nobody in that category will be left without the support and help they need.

But those with a loved one requiring support at home are being asked to consider whether they could step in for a few days.

This could include providing meals, assisting with medication prompts, or helping with personal care, either in their own home or at the home of their family member.

Martin Thom, Head of Integration, Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership, said: "Usually, we would be looking forward to Easter and springtime, as we move out of the traditionally busier winter period.

"Unfortunately, our staff and local providers continue to face consistently high levels of demand combined with limited staff capacity.

"We are working hard to match the needs of people requiring support to the availability of our care. While we are actively recruiting additional staff members, delays or reductions in care are possible unless we can relieve the existing demand.

"Similar disruption is facing services across the country, and we are extremely appreciative of the understanding, patience, and kindness displayed by local people using our services as we continue to respond to these challenges."

Families able to provide temporary additional support for their loved ones can contact the Home Care Team on 01324 506 070 to discuss appropriate ways they can help.

Information on accessing local health services, including details of pharmacy opening times over the Easter period, can be found on the Spring Zone of NHS Forth Valley’s website

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