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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

 

 

 

National Carers Week 2018

 

The Centre had a very sucessful Carers Week 2018 from Monday 11 to Sunday 17 June 2018.  

Read More for an update on our activites, events and some photos...

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Fundraising Dates for Your Diary

 

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.

Donations for
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.

Carers Act Legislation - What to Expect

 



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/

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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.

The date of our next Forum is Friday 24th August during which we shall focus on the New G.P Contract and Moving Forward Together. There will be updates from the Integrated Joint Board & Strategic Group and New Carer Integrated Joint Board. Please contact the Centre to book your place.

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  www.mystrokeguide.com  to register

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Blue Badge Scheme Extended in Scotland - Third Force News


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cotland’s blue badge scheme for disabled parking has been extended to cover carers of people with dementia, autism and Down's Syndrome.

Scottish Government officials confirmed they will be now be adopting changes introduced in a pilot project in April 2016, meaning carers and relatives of people who pose a risk to themselves or others in traffic can apply for a badge.

Scotland’s blue badge scheme for disabled parking has been extended to cover carers of people with dementia, autism and Down's Syndrome.

Scottish Government officials confirmed they will be now be adopting changes introduced in a pilot project in April 2016, meaning carers and relatives of people who pose a risk to themselves or others in traffic can apply for a badge.

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