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ASD Friendly Drop In Cafe

ASD Friendly Drop in Café for young people who are on the Autistic Spectrum and are aged 16 years plus on behalf of 
Renfrewshire Carers Centre. The group will allow young people the chance to socialise with other young people from the Renfrewshire Area.

Venue:
Blend Coffee Shop
25B Causeyside Street
Paisley  PA1 1UL

Renfrewshire Carers Centre Staff/Volunteers will be in attendance

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Morrison's Quieter Hours For Those With Special Needs

 Now in ALL Stores - 9-10am on Saturdays

This new initiative has been created with the support of the National Autistic Society. Many people who are autistic or those with autistic children can find shopping in a supermarket an anxious experience. Having carried out a trial earlier in the year in our Lincoln, Woking and Gainsborough stores, we identified improvements that could be made as well as the best time for the Quieter Hour to take place.

“Around 700,000 people are on the autism spectrum in the UK. This means they see, hear and feel the world differently to other people, often in a more intense way. Morrisons ‘Quieter Hour’ is a step in the right direction for autistic people who find supermarket shopping a real struggle.”"

  • Dim the lights
  • Turn music and radio off
  • Avoid making tannoy announcements
  • Reduce movement of trolleys and baskets
  • Turn checkout beeps and other electrical noises down
  • Place a poster outside to tell customers it’s Quieter Hour

 

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Over the winter period the RAH had been extremely busy. So if you are feeling unwell but it isn’t an emergency, please consider some of the alternatives we have highlighted here.

My Stroke Guide - Online

 

Stroke can change your life in an instant whether its happened to you or someone close to you.

My Stroke Guide can connect you with others through our online community and help with advice, information, videos and support.

Join hundreds of stroke survivors and carers - Log on to mystrokeguide.com today!

Join us for Information and Demonstration on the 1st Wednesday of every month 1.30pm- 3.30pm at Renfrew Library.

 

 

 

Vulnerability Registration Service | Carers Trust

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 . 

https://carers.org/article/vulnerability-registration-service

Education Needs Conference - Supporting You and Your Child


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. 

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60+ Vibe Group

 

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

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