Renfrewshire Carers Centre is a one stop shop for carers whose aims are to support carers in their caring role and provide them with opportunities to have a life outside of caring through a range of high quality services. Please have a look around and if we can assist in anyway please contact us. Our details are above.
Who we are
We are a voluntary organisation that provides a range of high quality services and support to carers who live in Renfrewshire.
Who are carers?
A carer is someone who provides unpaid care and support to a family member, partner, relative or friend, of any age, who could not manage without this help. This could be due to age, illness, disability, long term condition, a physical or mental health problem or addiction.
Are you a carer?
You can become a carer at any age or stage in your life. Many carers are unaware of the support available to them, or what they are entitled to as they don’t see themselves as carers. They see themselves as just looking after their mother, son, partner or best friend, doing what anyone else would in the same situation.
You are a carer and we are here to support you
"There was never any time for me before I found the carers centre"
Carers Scotland need your help
Carers Rights Charter
Carers Scotland are working with the Minority Ethnic Carers Project (MECOPP) and the Scottish Government to develop a Carers Right Charter.
To inform this, we are consulting with carers and service providers.
We need your help as a member or supporter of Carers Scotland. Please take a few minutes to complete our survey.
If you are a carer, we would like to hear your views and experiences about accessing your rights. Please complete the survey here
We also want to hear from service providers! We are asking about your organisation's knowledge and views of carers rights and how you provide information to carers about these rights. Please complete the survey here
Want to contribute to the centre? Find out how by going to our fundraising page
As a charitable organistion we rely on grant funding from various sources and individuals. However, to sustain and improve the services we provide, we are constantly looking for ideas and ways to suppliment our money.
Our new, fundraising page gives you an opportunity to get involved.
In the words of a famous supermarket:
"every little helps!"
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Homeless Service 0800 811 505
Housing Advice 0800 121 4466
Emergency Repairs 0300 300 0300
Social Work Centre 0300 300 1199
Social Work Standby 0800 811 505
Renfrewshire Care 24 0141 314 7147/8
Scottish Power 0845 27 27 111
Emergency 0845 600 8855
Gas (xoserve) 0345 573 249
Emergency 0800 111 999
Samaritans 08457 90 90 90
Childline 0800 1111
Breathing Space 0800 838587
First Crisis freefone 0500 829 093
Charity number:SCO23986 Company number: 162382
Some of the images have been reproduced with the kind permission of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers in Scotland