Advice for adults

Wills and testament

If you are in any doubt as to whether or not you should make a will, you should consult a solicitor.

Social Work - Direct Payments

Direct Payment is one of four Self Directed Support options


Mobile Emergency Care Service enables vulnerable people the ability to summon help and assistance by pressing a button which can be worn around their neck, wrist or clipped onto clothing. 

ALFY - Advice Line For You

ALFY has been introduced across Forth Valley to help support older people to remain well at home.  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.


Find out about activities for older people, providing an opportunity to socialise with like-minded people, enjoy local cultural experiences, or experience invigorating sport and physical activities.

Clubs and organisations

Clubs and organisations can provide advice, support and information for older people.

Garden maintenance

Are you are no longer able to maintain your own garden?  Our garden maintenance team may be able to help.

Bus pass

If you are 60 or over and live in Scotland, you are entitled to a free National Entitlement card which provides free or subsidised bus travel around Scotland.

Accessing Social Services

Assessing your care needs

If you feel you require community care support, in order to access services which meet your needs, it is important to identify what help you require.

Care at home

Find out more about how we assess the support you need within your own home.

  • If you no longer feel safe at home, we can offer a period of assessment within a care home environment to establish your level of independence, care needs and offer support to make decisions about your future.

Therapeutic day support

If you are over 65 and currently undergoing rehabilitation following an identified medical condition, our Otago exercise programme may help reduce your chances of falling by a third.

Stirling Care Village

Stirling Council, NHS Forth Valley, The Stirling Ambulance Service and Forth Valley College are working together to create a new Stirling Care Village at the ex-Stirling Royal Infirmary site.

You can view or download a copy of the Outline Business Case here.