"I don't know where I'd be with out the Centre. They are the only ones who really listen to me!"
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.
Renfrewshire Carers Centre announces a
Finance Awareness Day
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.
On Friday 28th March (10:00 – 1:00) Renfrewshire Carers Centre will join forces with a team of financial experts and advisers to give unpaid carers the chance to find out answers on the issues that matter to them. The event is free for all unpaid carers living in Renfrewshire.
There will be a number of stalls covering a wide variety of issues including benefits, debt management, savings and managing household finances. There will also be some short presentations from local and national organisations, so if you are a carer then please, come along.
To download the poster please click on the image above.
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.
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Carers UK have launched a report around the case for Carers Leave. The press release associated with this can be found here
This campaign is supported by journalist Jackie Ashley who is leading calls for new rights after her own experiences taking time off work at The Guardian to care for her husband Andrew Marr, who suffered a stroke.
Carers UK are calling on the UK Government to provide for legal right to a minimum of five days paid ‘care leave’ and for a debate on rights to longer periods of leave to care for disabled, older seriously or terminally ill loved ones.