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60+ Vibe Group


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

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

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.

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Partners in Policymaking

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
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AGM 2018



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 Act Legislation - What to Expect


The Carers Act came 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 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

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Data Protection


As mentioned in previous Newsletters, the law around Data Protection is changing in May.

We are reviewing what we ask for, why we ask for it, how we store it and what we do with it. Over the next few months you might see some changes in our processes and updated information from us explaining why we ask for information and what we do with it. 

We would appreciate you helping us to get this correct for everyone we hold information for.

Thank you


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Carers Forum


The Forum brings together Carers looking after people with varying illnesses and disabilities. Carers have the opportunity to comment on changes to legislation, local plans for services and to discuss ways that local services can be improved. It is your opportunity to feed into Renfrewshire’s Health and Social Care Partnership’s structures.

Keep an eye on our website - more dates to follow!


Head Injury Support Group For Carers



We are running a 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

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 at Methodist Central Hall, Gauze Street, PA1 1EP

(corner of Smithhills Street beside Rainbow Turtle)

Contact Helen Alexander on 07474082380

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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.

My stroke guide is now free for anyone to join - there is an icon for family and friends and also workers

Please click  to register

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Donate to Renfrewshire Carers Centre

Please consider supporting the efforts of the Renfrewshire Carers Centre.