In recognition of the important contribution carers make these payments will mean that people in Scotland, who were in receipt of Carer’s Allowance from the DWP on the qualifying date of Monday 16 April 2018 will receive a supplementary payment of £221. This payment will be issued automatically to eligible carers.
As this is the first payments Social Security Scotland will make we want to make sure these payments are paid safely and securely to people. For that reason we will issue payments over a phased period. The vast majority of payments will be made by the end of September, with more complex cases completed by Thursday 15 October. Payment will be made using the same method that people get their Carer’s Allowance from the DWP. The Government are keen to help Carers understand the process and have shared the following links to three clips of film introducing Social Security Scotland, the policy intent behind Carer’s Allowance Supplement and details on the way in which this benefit will be delivered are available online.
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
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.
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Join us for Information and Demonstration on the 1st Wednesday of every month 1.30pm- 3.30pm at Renfrew Library.
Click here to view the Young Carers Strategy
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 .
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
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.
Thank you to everyone who attended our Annual General Meeting on Monday 11th June
Please see below Minutes of the meeting and a copy of the AGM report
Minutes of AGM 2017 Annual Report 2018
Carers Parliament 2018, that will take place on 24 October in Edinburgh.