Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Carers Rights Day - Friday 30th November 2018 at 10.30am-2.30pm in Renfrewshire Carers Centre
Carers Act 2016 Information
Find out more about your rights as a Carer
Carers Strategy 2019-2022 Consultation
Have your say on how we can improve support for Carers
We also have a stand in the Foyer of the RAH on Carers Rights Day
Lunch will be provided Call 0141 887 3643
Carers Christmas Lunch
Thursday 13TH December
3 courses and a glass of wine/soft drink
Cost is £10.00 per person
Christmas Hamper Donations Welcome!
All donations for the Christmas Hamper by Monday 10TH December
Carers (Alternative) Xmas Party
Friday 25TH January 2019
£3 Buffet BYOB - RSVP
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR BALLOON RACE WINNERS
1ST PRIZE OF £100 - ALISON MCGURN
2ND PRIZE OF £50 JOHN ERROCH
3RD PRIZE OF £25 - DAVID CALDWELL
WELL DONE ALL!!
This year Parent Support Groups have been extremely fortunate to receive funding from Better Breaks (funding breaks for disabled children and young people and their families) administered through Shared Care Scotland. The project Holiday Fun enabled us to organise a fun packed range of summer outings and respite for families during the summer. We organised 4 trips during the summer.
We organised 4 trips during July and August to The Five Sisters Zoo, Kelburn Country Park, Millport and Blair Drummond Safari Park. The outings were a tremendous success with 123 carers and 71 children with disabilities all having a fantastic time whether it was watching the sea lions at Blair Drummond or getting out their buckets and spades at Millport. We waved off over 100 people to the Five Sisters Zoo!
It’s great to see happy smiling faces having so much fun during the long summer holidays
We also supported a further 20 carers and their children with 593.5 hours of Respite by supporting parents during the trips, assisting children to attend art classes and helping out in a crisis.
Click here to view Parent Support Groups upcoming events
Our dance and tea gathering for people living with Dementia and their loved ones is continuing. Our participants enjoy a taste of swing and jazz dancing before getting together to reminisce about ‘going to the dancing!’ the sessions are held on a Tuesday in the Centre between 1.30-3.30pm and support options (e.g. respite, travel, etc) are available. This group was previously funded via Shared Care Scotland.
We would love to invite you to our Relaxation Club, which is designed to help you relax your mind and body. It is a lovely informal gathering where you will learn simple, helpful ways to relax.
You’ll be warmly welcomed and gently guided through a combination of gentle stretching from comfy chairs, breathing and meditation.
We all need and deserve an hour to ourselves to replenish. We do so much for others, but it is very important that we take care of ourselves. This is your chance to do just that. As the old saying goes ‘you can’t pour from an empty cup’ and on that, we can all stay and have a cuppa and blether afterwards too!
Our Relaxation class takes place on Tuesday at 2.00pm - We hope to see you there
Please contact Antonia on 0141 887 1934 to book your comfy chair.
We are delighted to announce that shared Care Scotland have provided us with a grant to support the launch of two new Music Groups. This exciting new funding will allow us the opportunity to provide carers with guitar lessons and an exciting new drum circle; in addition to this, access to personal training sessions and group fitness sessions.
Launching on 15th November, we will be providing FREE guitar lessons to beginner players and those who want to improve. Thereafter this group shall run every Thursday from 5.30-7.30pm in the Centre.
The new drumming group will launch in the New Year.
Saturday 10th November
7.30pm-9.30pm (doors open at 7.15pm)
Children under 5 go free
The Oakshaw Hall
The Wynd Centre
6 School Wynd
For any additional information please email:
Tickets also available at Renfrewshire Carers Centre: 0141 887 3643
As October whizzed past we have been very busy in the Centre; here are some of the things the Adult Support Team have been up to:
69 New Carers were referred to the ASW team
53 Carers met with our Adult Support Workers
48 Carers were allocated an Adult Support Worker
24 Adult Carer Support Plans were offered
5 Emergency Plans were completed
2 Mindfulness Based Approach to Caring courses delivered
1 Mindfulness Based Approach to Caring Group Practice delivered
We hope to post the Autumn/Winter2018 Newsletter to you before the end of November. As of next year, we are reducing the amount of Newsletters we post out to two per annum. We do wish to keep Carers as up to date as possible with our activities, therefore will concentrate on keeping everyone informed via E-bulletin, Facebook and twitter etc.
We understand not everyone has access to a computer or even have an email address; maybe that’s something we can help with? We could organise training for you to learn how to use a computer tablet?
We shall continue to produce our what’s On and Training for Carers flyers quarterly, which we shall distribute throughout the community into libraries, GP Surgeries and Community Centre’s.
Please see below our Autumn/Winter Whats On and Training Flyer 2018/19
Please see below to view Alzheimers Scotland Diary of Events