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National Carers Week 2018

 Carers Week 2018 will take place from Monday 11 to Sunday 17 June 2018.  This Carers Week we are looking at all the ways we can support carers to stay healthy and connected. Building communities which support carers to look after their loved ones well, while recognising that they are individuals with health and wellbeing needs of their own.

Each year, Carers Week is brought to life by the individuals and organisations that come together to organise activities and events throughout the UK, drawing attention to just how important caring is.  

As always we kick off on the Monday with our Annual General Meeting at 11.30am, in addition there shall be the official launch of Carers Week by Provost Lorraine Cameron; we also have speakers arranged which you can see on the link below. Our Choir shall also be performing. If you are interested in coming along to any of the activities, please let us know.

Please click here to view our Carers Week programme of events.
**PLEASE CALL THE CENTRE FOR APPOINTMENTS OR IF YOU ARE ATTENDING ANY OF THESE EVENTS**

Dementia Awareness Week 2018 is coming soon

90,000 people in Scotland are living with dementia

A dementia diagnosis changes the lives of not only a person with dementia, but also their family and friends.

 Dementia Awareness Week 2018 focuses on making sure nobody faces dementia alone. It’s vital that people living with dementia feel recognised, valued and supported in their local communities. Alzheimer Scotland is committed to providing a wide-range of dementia-specific support in the heart of local communities. 

People can live well with dementia with the right information, care and support.
So, by learning just a little bit more about dementia, you can make a big difference.

We have several events going on locally throughout the week including an opportunity to become a Dementia Friend, Awareness & Fundraising Events, Renfrewshire Services Open Afternoon and a Tea & Blether event.

 

Fundraising Dates for Your Diary

 

We have a few events coming up this year to help raise funds for the Centre.

We are also looking for volunteers to take part in the Paisley 10K which is on Sunday 19th August.
Please speak to Christine if you would like to take part in either event.

We are also planning a family fun day and Balloon Race on Saturday 1st September 2018.

Donations for
raffle prizes and tombola stall are welcome, i.e. any bottles, tins or unwanted gifts that could be used as prizes for raffles and tombola.

Please mark this date into your diary.

Carers Act Legislation - What to Expect

 



The Carers Act will come into force on the 1st April 2018.  The Act provides new rights to carers in a number of areas. A set of leaflets for carers that set out what the new rights are summarised below; full versions are on our website
www.renfrewshirecarers.org.uk. The first 3 leaflets look at Emergency Planning, Adult Carer Support Plans and Short Breaks.  They can be downloaded via the Coalition of Carers website http://www.carersnet.org/carers-act-resources/

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Data Protection

 

As mentioned in previous Newsletters, the law around Data Protection is changing in May.

We are reviewing what we ask for, why we ask for it, how we store it and what we do with it. Over the next few months you might see some changes in our processes and updated information from us explaining why we ask for information and what we do with it. 

We would appreciate you helping us to get this correct for everyone we hold information for.

Thank you

 

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Upcoming Carers Forums

 

 

CANCELLED - Tuesday 26th June 10.30-12.30pm 

Friday 24th August 10.30-12.30pm

Call the centre on 0141 887 3643 to book your place

Head Injury Support Group For Carers

 

 

We are running a joint support group with Quarriers Renfrewshire Head Injury Service.

The Head Injury Support Group will meet in Renfrewshire Carers Centre on the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 1.00pm – 3.00pm

Contact Christine on 0141 887 3643 for more information

Do You Have Breathing Difficulties?

 

Join a singing for lung health group today, it may help you breath better and its fun. Everyone welcome - no previous singing experience necessary

Meet on Tuesdays at 2pm at Methodist Central Hall, Gauze Street, PA1 1EP

(corner of Smithhills Street beside Rainbow Turtle)

Contact Helen Alexander on 07474082380

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Head Injury Information Day

 

Head Injury Information Day

Wednesday 16th May 2018
West Central Scotland HIID
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
36 Cambridge Street, Glasgow, G2 3HN

Free information professionals and people affected by all types of acquired brain injury and head injury inckluding families and carers.

For further information, please contact Kirsten Smith on 0141 566 9569 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

My Stroke Guide



My Stroke Guide is a self-management tool to support people who have been affected by stroke.Its been designed by the Stroke Association, working closely with stroke survivors and family members who have been involved in every step of its development. This is so that their needs are at the heart of what My Stroke Guide delivers.

My stroke guide is now free for anyone to join - there is an icon for family and friends and also workers

Please click  www.mystrokeguide.com  to register

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Blue Badge Scheme Extended in Scotland - Third Force News


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cotland’s blue badge scheme for disabled parking has been extended to cover carers of people with dementia, autism and Down's Syndrome.

Scottish Government officials confirmed they will be now be adopting changes introduced in a pilot project in April 2016, meaning carers and relatives of people who pose a risk to themselves or others in traffic can apply for a badge.

Scotland’s blue badge scheme for disabled parking has been extended to cover carers of people with dementia, autism and Down's Syndrome.

Scottish Government officials confirmed they will be now be adopting changes introduced in a pilot project in April 2016, meaning carers and relatives of people who pose a risk to themselves or others in traffic can apply for a badge.

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The New ILF Scotland Transition Fund

 The new ILF Scotland Transition Fund provides money, for up to one year, to support young people living with disabilities (as defined in the Equality Act 2010) to improve their lives. This includes autism, learning difficulty, physical disability, mental health (e.g. anxiety or depression) or hearing or visual impairments. The purpose of the Fund is to help young people, between the ages of 16 and 21 living with disabilities, with the transition after leaving school or children’s services to be more independent and to continue spending time with other people.

Click here to view the leaflet 

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