Free Raffle on the lead up to Christmas

Win this delectable sweetie tower, just in time for Christmas! Read more

Virtual Reality for Patients

A Virtual Reality (VR) Headset is being trialled with Strathcarron Patients, in their homes across our local communities. The benefits of VR extend beyond the patient. One of the primary goals of Hospice care is to improve quality of life both for the patient and their families. VR offers a shared experience that can bridge the gap created by life limiting illness and restricted mobility, giving family members one more positive memory to keep close. Read more

Calido lights up new partnership with Strathcarron Hospice

We were delighted to welcome Erin and John from Calido to the Hospice this week to launch our new corporate partnership, which will see the family-owned and run business support our work in a number of ways over the coming months. Read more

Certas Energy have many Hands in the Community supporting Strathcarron

Strathcarron is hugely grateful to the enthusiastic, tidy and incredibly helpful Certas Energy volunteers who have chosen to support their local Hospice Charity shop. They've helped unload the many bags and boxes of fantastic supporter donations. From hanging clothes, alphabetising books, sorting through toys, checking the working order of electrical goods and moving furniture; they’ve helped to price, tag and display them all. Read more

Michael Matheson, MSP for Falkirk West opens our new extension

Strathcarron Hospice's new extension, the Carron View Wing, was officially opened by Michael Matheson, MSP for Falkirk West. This extension will make a significant difference to staff, patients and their families, and the local Hospice is grateful for the two generous Gift in Wills which enabled them to build this new space. Read more

Calais to Cannes - an epic challenge in aid of Strathcarron

Setting off next week, Hospice supporters Brian, Norrie and Bobby supported by Campbell will cycle from Calais to Cannes in an incredible overseas challenge to raise vital funds for charity. Read more

All About Me

The Strathcarron Compassionate Communities team and people from the communities of Forth Valley co-produced the All About Me booklet. This helpful booklet enables you to record and find important information about your (or a loved ones) life, without having to sort through file after file. Letting people know your wishes about such things as funeral arrangements and obituary. You can also record your thoughts about loved ones, as well as make peace with family and friends. Read more

A story of why charity shops are so important in our local communities

James and his daughter regularly visit our Strathcarron Stenhousemuir charity shop. They explore the shop together, meet people and find little treasures. James has vascular dementia and his daugher tell us they really enjoy their visits, as "he gets so much out of them, as do I". If you've ever wondered how much people value their local charity shops, read on. Read more

What is Grief?

Grief is complex and has emotional, physical, behavioural, spiritual and philosophical dimensions. It is a normal human journey and represents our adaptation towards living life without our loved person. It can be an incredibly difficult, lonely and disorientating experience. It’s ok not to feel ok, as there’s no correct feeling to have or way to grieve. Do what’s right for you. Here are some tips to help with your mental health if you are going though the grieving process. Read more