Five Bullet Friday (25 January 2019)

5 Bullet Fridays
Last updated on May 29, 2019

Important opportunity to influence The Health and Social Care Partnership 3 year plan

OCN, in partnership with Alzheimer Scotland, CTSI / SVE and Ideas for Ears, plans to hold a dementia / hearing specific consultation around future plans and priorities of the NHS and Council. We still need to confirm with the venue, but a date for the diary is below. Dementia is one of the 6 main priorities included in a draft plan. The draft plan can be found here: We will send out a poster and further information once we confirm the venue. If you have any questions or want to find out more please contact Liz Rowlett – Integration Engagement Office 01259 213840

The Health and Social Care Partnership 3 year plan – dementia / hearing focused consultation
Wednesday 6 February
Albert Halls Café
12:15pm – 1:15pm

OCN Digital Connections – Relaxed Library Sessions

OCN will be holding Digital Connections – Relaxed Library Sessions in partnership with Stirling Library’s and IT&ME volunteers. We would like to say a big THANK YOU to Angela Short – Digital Inclusions Officer at Stirling Library’s, for all your help setting up the dates and venues. The dates are below but please see attached poster and leaflet for more details and please help to distribute throughout your networks.

  • Central Library Thursday 28th Feb 2.30pm – 4:00pm
  • St Ninians Library Friday 1st March 10.30am – 12:00pm
  • Plean Library Thursday 14th March 3:00pm – 4.30pm
  • Bannockburn Library Friday 15th March 11:00am – 12.30pm
  • Bridge of Allan Library Friday 29th March 10.30am -12:00pm

Alzheimer Scotland Ceilidh 20 March 2019

Come and join the Stirling and Clackmannanshire branch of Alzheimer Scotland and dance to the music of The Skelpit Lug Ceilidh Band on 20 March 2019. Please see attached leaflet for information or call 07949 660 792 or 07989 047 299 for details and tickets (£10).

Dementia Community Dog Project

Dogs have an amazing presence and ability to connect. Would you or someone you know benefit from 6 weeks doggy companionship to help work towards a goal, for example to try a new activity or make new friends? See the attached leaflet for more details or email

Bellfield Centre Third Sector Hub Meeting

As OCN progresses, more and more quality partnership opportunity’s continue to open up. On Friday 18th January we were excited to be part of an initial exploratory meeting to talk about opportunities to work in partnership within the Bellfield Centre, Third Sector Hub at Stirling Community Hospital. The well attended meeting was an opportunity to see the third sector hub, begin talking about the current and future programme opportunities, values and vision for the spaces and centre, and some of the operation opportunities and challenges. It was a really positive meeting which was attended by a wide variety of third sector and NHS staff. There is a lot of potential.

One of OCN’s interests would be to look at how we can follow patients from hospital to home, what role OCN can play with re connecting people to their own neighbourhood and OCN having a presence in the Bellfield Centre once a week as part of a rolling presence of community projects. There may also be scope for digital and environment leads to contribute to programmes, events and developments at the hub.

For more information contact Dave Budd on or Kevin Harrison on