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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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The New ILF Scotland Transition Fund

 The new ILF Scotland Transition Fund provides money, for up to one year, to support young people living with disabilities (as defined in the Equality Act 2010) to improve their lives. This includes autism, learning difficulty, physical disability, mental health (e.g. anxiety or depression) or hearing or visual impairments. The purpose of the Fund is to help young people, between the ages of 16 and 21 living with disabilities, with the transition after leaving school or children’s services to be more independent and to continue spending time with other people.

Click here to view the leaflet 

Self Refer To Most Local Services Now Without Seeing Your GP


Primary Care Mental Health Team

For help with mild to moderate mental health issues e.g. depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) call 0141 849 2208

Adult Social Care 
Access for social care services including adult protection, care@home, community care and occupational therapy.
Call 0141 207 7878 or email 
adultservicesreferral.sw @renfrewshire.gcsx.gov.uk

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Drop-In Service for Young Adult Carers

 

David Brady, our Young Adult Carers Transition Worker will be based at West College Scotland Paisley Campus every Tuesday.

You will find David at the Renfrew North Entrance of the building from 10am-12pm. He will provide a drop in service for Young Adult Carers and also any Young Carers that might be attending college.

Please pop along and say hello.

Renfrewshire Carers Centre Care at Home Service

 

 

 

We are now recruting for Care at Home Sessional Workers.

If you feel you would be the right person for this job, head over to our Vacancies page and have a look over the Care at Home role, fill out the personal statement and email it over.

Benefits Surgery - Advice Works

 

We are delighted to confirm the Centre has secured a fortnightly Benefits Surgery for Carers.  You shall be able to book in an appointment with an Advice Works advisor who will be based at the Embroidery Mill on a Tuesday. 

If you require a benefits check or need assistance with Personal Independent Payments (PIP), Disability Living Allowance, (DLA) Attendance Allowance (AA) or ESA50 Form, please contact us for an appointment on 0141 887 3643.

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