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SPAEN (Scottish Personal Assistant Employers) event

Renfrewshire Carers Centre is holding an event with SPAEN (SCOTTISH PERSONAL ASSISTANT EMPLOYERS NETWORK) and would love for you to come along.

This information day is open to SDS recipients, Carers and Persons who have a role in helping to support people with disabilities or impairments in using a Direct Payment to employ Personal Assistants. Come along to meet SPAEN to enhance your Life, Choice, Support and be involved in the Network.

During this session, we will speak about the following topics –

v    Employing with Confidence

v      Option 2 and You

v  Self - Employed support workers

v  POA and Guardianship

v  SPAEN services

Tuesday 27th February 2018

10.30am – 2.30pm

Renfrewshire Carers Centre

Unit 55 Embroidery Mill, Abbeymill Business Centre,  Paisley 


Switchboard: 0141 887 3643



The next Carers Forum will be on Tuesday 6th March 2018 at 10.30-12.30pm titled 'What the Carers Act Will Mean to You'

Call the centre on 0141 887 3643 to let us know if you will be coming along 


Glasgow Carers Session - Your GP and You


A new contract for GPs has been agreed. This new contract is part of wider primary care transformation that will change the way that you can access your GP team. We are looking for you views on how these changes can be made to work for unpaid carers.

Who is this event for?

This workshop is aimed at gathering input from unpaid carers who use GP services and are interested in giving their views on the new GP contract.

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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

The first meeting will be on Wednesday 21st March.

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 STARTING 30th January 2018 at Methodist Central Hall, Gauze Street, PA1 1EP

(corner of Smithhills Street beside Rainbow Turtle)

Contact Helen Alexander on 07474082380

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The National Autistic Society - Education Rights Service


The National Autistic Society, Enquire and Scottish Autism are looking to hear the experiences of parents with children on the autism spectrum regarding their child’s absence from school.

They would like to find out the reasons their child has missed school, whether it was due to illness, anxiety, exclusion, school refusal or something else. We would also like to find out about the kind of support that was offered during this time. you can take the survey here The survey can also be accessed through The National Autistic Society Scotland

Facebook page 

If any of your families need support with their child’s education or absence from school, they can contact Education Rights Service. Please find the details attached.

If you have any questions about the above or would like to arrange a parent seminar, please contact Clare Macer, Education and Transition Advice Coordinator (Scotland) 07833 294101

Dementia and Alzheimer’s update - Social Gathering


We’re delighted to announce that we are launching dance and social gatherings for people living with dementia and their loved one.

Please contact Lorna on 0141 847 1934 to discuss support options and to book your place.


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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.

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Blue Badge Scheme extended in Scotland - Third Force News


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

 What is it?
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 


This is the time of year most of us are using fairy lights and chances are we are overloading sockets - get your FREE HOME FIRE SAFETY VISIT booked now!

You can book your visit here 

Learning Disability Statistics Scotland 2017

The Learning Disability Statistics Scotland 2017 report is now published.

This is the report of statistics about adults with learning disabilities who Scottish local authorities knew about in 2017.

You can download the full report and accompanying annexes by fthe link over the page.

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