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Information & Advice

We’re here to help in any way we can. Here you can find support information and FAQs, including accessing the Citizens Advice Bureau, Legal Surgery with MSM Solicitors and Gavin Newlands MP Surgery, through ourselves.

 

In partnership with Renfrewshire Citizens Advice Bureau, a CAB adviser is in the Carers Centre weekly on a Tuesday from 10am – 3pm. The following services will be available:

 

  • Benefits check/income maximisation
  • Completion of benefit applications (inc. PIP)
  • Attendance Allowance etc
  • Energy advice including grants
  • General consumer advice
  • Housing advice
  • Complaints

If you would like to book an appointment, please call us on 0141 887 3643 or email enquiries@renfrewshirecarers.org.uk

 

If you are looking for legal advice, we have a Legal Surgery in the Carers Centre on the last Thursday of every month. This will include information about Wills, Powers of Attorney, Advance Directives, Guardianship and Trusts. Jonathan McNamara from MSM Solicitors and Estate Agents, in partnership with Solicitors for Older People Scotland, will be delivering this service.

Jonathan can meet you for an initial appointment in the Centre and then, if required, we can book a further appointment for you at home, in the Centre, or at MSM Solicitors’ office – whichever is most convenient. 

Please get in touch with us to organise an initial appointment.

Gavin Newlands MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, holds his monthly Carers Advice surgery at the Carers Centre on the last Friday of each month, 11.45am-12.45pm. You can ask him to raise issues that might be concerning you, for example, regarding housing, education, health and community issues, to name just a few. 

 

If you would like to book an appointment, please get in touch.

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Answers to frequently asked questions

Eligibility​​

Am I an unpaid Carer?

You are an unpaid Carer if you provide unpaid support and care for someone who has an illness, disability, mental health problem or addiction and cannot cope without your support.

You might not see yourself as a Carer yet you might be helping with everyday tasks such as personal care or emotional support such as helping someone cope with the symptoms of a mental illness.

There’s a range of support available to help improve your quality of life and to help you continue in your caring role.

Who can access the Service?

If you are caring for a family member, neighbour friend and live in the Renfrewshire then you can access our services. We can provide you with support, regardless of how many hours of Care you provide.

I live outside the Renfrewshire area can I still access the service?

If you live outside Renfrewshire you can access advice & information, training and an Adult Carers Support Plan can be completed if the cared for lives in Renfrewshire.

Our Support

What is an Adult Carer Support Plan?

An Adult Carer Support Plan helps you to think about what support you may need to help you to continue to provide care. It also looks at ways that you can be supported to have a life outside of your caring role. The plan will also set out any needs that you have, and how these needs will be met.

What is a Young Carer Statement?

From 1st of April 2018, all young Carers are entitled to a Young Carer Statement.

When completing a Young Carers Statement, we will find out more about the young person and how their caring role may affect their schoolwork, job or overall wellbeing.

Completing a statement will help get you the right support if you need it.