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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
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.

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  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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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.

Donate to Renfrewshire Carers Centre

Please consider supporting the efforts of the Renfrewshire Carers Centre.