Renfrewshire Carers Centre supports adult Carers by providing a range of services, including
We offer a range of events and activities to allow Carers time away from their caring role and the opportunity to socialise with other Carers in similar situations.
New Carers to the Centre, can, if they wish be allocated an Adult Carer Support Worker.
You can make a referral online or you can call and speak to a Duty Worker on 0141 887 3643
Young Carers are children and young people aged under 18 or 18 and still at school who look after someone at home who is unable to cope without support due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction.
What kind of things do Young Carers do or help to do?
- Help with housework, such as cleaning, laundry and washing dishes.
- Shopping and making meals.
- Give medication and organise prescriptions.
- Personal care, such as washing and dressing.
- Provide emotional support by listening to worries.
- Help with moving and handling, including using wheelchairs and hoists.
- Help to attend appointments.
- Pay bills and organise the family finances.
The Young Carers Project provides information and training on young Carers rights and services. A Young Carers Worker is there to listen and advocate on behalf of young Carers. We can also speak to schools and other professionals to help get the best outcome for young Carers.
The Young Carers Project, offers opportunities to have fun, learn new things and meet other young people who are going through a similar situation whilst getting a break from their caring role.
Young Carers are also entitled to a Young Carers Statement. (link to info on Young Carers Statement).