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Fundraising Dates for Your Diary

 

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

The Centre has registered for the Kilt Walk. There are three options for participants:- 23 Mile Mighty Stride 23 – 15 Mile Big stroll - 6 mile Wee Wander.

Please follow this link to register  - http://registration.everydayhero.com/ps/event/TheGlasgowKiltwalk2018?joincode=K3a6Km098o
It takes place on Sunday 29th April. 

OR

If you wish, sponser us here -   https://glasgowkiltwalk2018.everydayhero.com/uk/renfrewshire-carers-team

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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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Creative Breaks - Round 4 Now Open!!!

 Creative Breaks 2017/18

Time to Live Fund
Have you applied for your grant yet?

Carers (who are caring for someone over the age of 21 and who have not had a respite break for at least two years) can apply by completing the application form.

You can be awarded a Grant up to £250 for a respite break of your choice.  Please ask a member of staff for more information or download application pack below.

If any Carers were successful with their Grant Application and awarded money – we would love to hear your stories!

APPLICATION DEADLINES FOR APPLICATIONS 2017/18
ROUND 4 WED 4TH APR
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DOWNLOAD APPLICATION PACK BELOW

Covering Letter (PDF)
Guidance Notes (PDF)
Application Form (WORD)  (PDF)

Dementia Information Day Update

 

We held an Dementia Information Day on Tuesday 27th March where Carers came along to find out which
services are available to support them and the person the look after.

We had stalls including Information regarding Power of Attorney/Guardianship, Alzheimer’s Scotland, Falls prevention, TeleCare, ROAR, Post diagnostic support etc.

Workshops held:  Stress Management,  Music, Helpful Everyday Tips

Thank you to everyone who came along.

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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Parent Support Group - Race Night Update

 

Renfrewshire Carers Centre Parent Support Group held a Race Night on Friday 9th March Raised a fantastic £3,908.70!! special thanks to everyone who came along, contributed and volunteered their time to help fundraise and help on the night!

This money will go towards a Holiday in Blackpool for  Parent Carers and their families as well as trips during the summer holidays.

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Information Day - Looking After Yourself

The Centre is hosting an information day on Looking After Yourself on Monday 21st May 2018 at 10.30-1.30pm.

There will be different workshops on:

  • Blood Presure
  • Healthy Eating
  • Eye/Hearing Test 
  • Nails
  • Exercise
  • Information Stands
  • Dance Session
  • Hand Massages

Come along to find out more about Looking After You. 

Upcoming Carers Forums

 

Monday 23rd April 10.30-12.30pm

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

NEW Head Injury Support Group For Carers

 

 

We are running a NEW 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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