The person you care for may want to register with the Vulnerability Registration Service so that organisations that check the register, such as financial services, will know that they are vulnerable when they deal with them.
How the Vulnerability Registration Service works
Once someone’s details are registered, the Vulnerability Registration Service will make organisations that take the registration into account are aware that the person is vulnerable and needs to be treated in an appropriate manner and with the right level of sensitivity. The service is available across the UK.
The service is just being introduced and so the number of organisations that take the registration into account will increase as they will need to introduce vulnerability checks to meet regulatory requirements from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). This is likely to include more retail companies, utility companies, service providers using the service as part of their checks .
Educational Needs Conference: Supporting you and your Child and be given the opportunity to attend truly world class workshops at a fraction of the usual cost.
Taking place on Wednesday 19th September at The Studio in Glasgow the conference will cover a broad range of SEN specific practical advice and aims to provide parents, carers and professionals with new tools and skills to help support and encourage a child with additional needs.
What promises to be a fantastic event with presentations from Witherslack Group, the ADHD Foundation, the Scottish ADHD Coalition and other SEN professionals.
Our 60+ Vibe Group will be launching Tuesday 10th July.
Gatherings for Carers who are 60+ Register your interest to join us for dancing, walking, drumming, meditation, fitness, therapies, mindfulness, yoga etc
Our get togethers will be on Tuesdays from 1:30pm to 2:30pm at the Renfrewshire Carers Centre, and you are welcome to stay for tea/coffee and biscuits afterwards.
Call Antonia at the Carers Centre on 0141 847 1934
This week Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland has launched 2 national surveys - One survey is for people who live with our conditions and the other is for health and social care professionals.
1 in 5 people are living with the effects of our conditions. We want to highlight the issues that are most important to the people at the heart of the work that we do.
Our mission is to create a Scotland where no life is half lived - we want people to live their lives to the full.
Please see below link to a UK wide survey that the University of Strathclyde digital health team has launched with help from Carers Scotland and The Alliance.
Results will help improve understanding of how technology can help carers stay well and care for others.
Partners in Policymaking is an international leadership programme for parents of disabled children up to the age of 18 years and for disabled adults (self-advocates) 18 years and over.
40 places are available on this year’s programme, which commences on 2nd November 2018 and will be taking place at the Stirling Court Hotel in Stirling. Posters and applications are on the link below or contact
June Dunlop, Administrator, In Control Scotland, c/o Neighbourhood Networks, Pavilion 5A, Moorpark Court, 25 Dava Street, Glasgow, G51 2JA
T: 0141 440 5250
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.
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.
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/