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Newsletter

 As of next year, we are reducing the amount of Newsletters we post out to two per annum. We do wish to keep Carers as up to date as possible with our activities, therefore will concentrate on keeping everyone informed via E-bulletin, Facebook and twitter etc.

We understand not everyone has access to a computer or even have an email address; maybe that’s something we can help with? We could organise training for you to learn how to use a computer tablet?
We shall continue to produce our what’s On and Training for Carers flyers quarterly, which we shall distribute throughout the community into libraries, GP Surgeries and Community Centre’s.

Please see below our Autumn/Winter Whats On and Training Flyer 2018/19

Newsletter
Whats on
Training Flyer

Choir Concert - POSTPONED

 
 The Carers Choir Concert that was due to take place on Saturday 10th November 2018 has been postponed.
If you have bought a ticket you can keep hold of it for the new date (still to be organised) or if you wish for your money back please speak to Reception staff.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Carers Rights Day

Carers Rights Day - Friday 30th November 2018 at 10.30am-2.30pm in Renfrewshire Carers Centre

Carers Act 2016 Information
Find out more about your rights as a Carer

Carers Strategy 2019-2022 Consultation
Have your say on how we can improve support for Carers

We also have a stand in the Foyer of the RAH on Carers Rights Day
L
unch will be provided    Call 0141 887 3643

Christmas Dates For Your Diary 2018/19

Carers Christmas Lunch

Thursday 13TH December
12.00-2.30pm

3 courses and a glass of wine/soft drink
Cost is £10.00 per person 

Christmas Hamper Donations Welcome!

All donations for the Christmas Hamper by Monday 10TH December

Carers (Alternative) Xmas Party

Friday 25TH January 2019
7.30-11.00pm
£3 Buffet BYOB - RSVP

Competition Winners - Balloon Race

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR BALLOON RACE WINNERS

1ST PRIZE OF £100 - ALISON MCGURN

2ND PRIZE OF £50 JOHN ERROCH

3RD PRIZE OF £25 - DAVID CALDWELL

WELL DONE ALL!!

Parent Support Group

This year Parent Support Groups have been extremely fortunate to receive funding from Better Breaks (funding breaks for disabled children and young people and their families) administered through Shared Care Scotland. The project Holiday Fun enabled us to organise a fun packed range of summer outings and respite for families during the summer. We organised 4 trips during the summer.

We organised 4 trips during July and August to The Five Sisters Zoo, Kelburn Country Park, Millport and Blair Drummond Safari Park. The outings were a tremendous success with 123 carers and 71 children with disabilities all having a fantastic time whether it was watching the sea lions at Blair Drummond or getting out their buckets and spades at Millport. We waved off over 100 people to the Five Sisters Zoo!

It’s great to see happy smiling faces having so much fun during the long summer holidays

We also supported a further 20 carers and their children with 593.5 hours of Respite by supporting parents during the trips, assisting children to attend art classes and helping out in a crisis.

Click here to view Parent Support Groups upcoming events 

Dance & Reminisce

 

Our dance and tea gathering for people living with Dementia and their loved ones is continuing. Our participants enjoy a taste of swing and jazz dancing before getting together to reminisce about ‘going to the dancing!’ the sessions are held on a Tuesday in the Centre between 1.30-3.30pm and support options (e.g. respite, travel, etc) are available. This group was previously funded via Shared Care Scotland.

Relaxation Club

We would love to invite you to our Relaxation Club, which is designed to help you relax your mind and body. It is a lovely informal gathering where you will learn simple, helpful ways to relax.

You’ll be warmly welcomed and gently guided through a combination of gentle stretching from comfy chairs, breathing and meditation.

We all need and deserve an hour to ourselves to replenish. We do so much for others, but it is very important that we take care of ourselves. This is your chance to do just that. As the old saying goes ‘you can’t pour from an empty cup’ and on that, we can all stay and have a cuppa and blether afterwards too!

Our Relaxation class takes place on Tuesday at 2.00pm - We hope to see you there

Please contact Antonia on 0141 887 1934 to book your comfy chair.

New Music & Movement Groups


We are delighted to announce that shared Care Scotland have provided us with a grant to support the launch of two new Music Groups. This exciting new funding will allow us the opportunity to provide carers with guitar lessons and an exciting new drum circle; in addition to this, access to personal training sessions and group fitness sessions.

Launching on 15th November, we will be providing FREE guitar lessons to beginner players and those who want to improve. Thereafter this group shall run every Thursday from 5.30-7.30pm in the Centre.

The new drumming group will launch in the New Year.

If you are interested in any of the options mentioned, please contact us on 0141 847 1934 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Renfrewshire Carers Centre Choir Concert

Saturday 10th November 
7.30pm-9.30pm (doors open at 7.15pm)

Tickets £5
Children under 5 go free

The Oakshaw Hall
The Wynd Centre
6 School Wynd
Paisley
PA1 2DB

For any additional information please email:
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Tickets also available at Renfrewshire Carers Centre: 0141 887 3643

ASW Update


As October whizzed past we have been very busy in the Centre; here are some of the things the Adult Support Team have been up to: 


69 New Carers were referred to the ASW team

53 Carers met with our Adult Support Workers
48 Carers were allocated an Adult Support Worker
24 Adult Carer Support Plans were offered 
5 Emergency Plans were completed 
2 Mindfulness Based Approach to Caring courses delivered 
1 Mindfulness Based Approach to Caring Group Practice delivered 

 

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