Updates and information for Carers June 2021 from Renfrewshire Carers Centre

Updates and information for Carers June 2021 from Renfrewshire Carers Centre

Renfrewshire Carers Centre’s Time to Live Grant programme is now open.

The programme is open to Carers caring for someone over the age of 21 years and have not received a Time to Live grant in the last 2 years. The maximum award is £200.

To request an application form, please contact the Carers Centre on 0141 887 3643 or email enquiries@renfrewshirecarers.org.uk. You can also download an application form and guidance notes from https://renfrewshirecarers.org.uk/time-to-live-fund-2021/

Closing date for applications is 9 July 2021


Research – unpaid care in families where someone has a learning disability 

The Fraser of Allander Institute at Strathclyde University is researching the value of unpaid care that takes place in families where someone has a learning disability in Scotland. They want to understand more about the daily lives of unpaid carers and other members of the household, as well as their financial circumstances and wider quality of life.

They are looking for volunteers to complete a short questionnaire and a time use diary, which is a little like a diary of activities throughout the day, in June or early July 2021. Questionnaires and time use diaries will be submitted to the researchers anonymously.

To participate in this research or to request more information, please email fai@strath.ac.uk with the subject “Unpaid carer research”.

You can find out more here. 

Do you care for someone with a Learning Disability?

Renfrewshire Carers Centre are inviting Carers who care for someone with a Learning Disability to join our Carers Learning Disability Group.

If you would like more information on the group, please telephone the Carers Centre on 0141 887 3643 or email Maureenf@renfrewshirecarers.org.uk


Have you experienced restraint or seclusion as a mental health inpatient? Do you care for someone who has?

The Scottish Patient Safety Programme (SPSP) for Mental Health is seeking the views of adults (18 years and above) on the use of restrictions in adult mental health inpatient settings so that they can work to make things better.

Health Improvement Scotland are working with them and would like to hear from carers or family members who have witnessed the use of restraint and seclusion or had a family member or friend who was subject to these types of restrictions.

All conversations will be one-on-one between you an interviewer and in the presence of a note taker. Conversations will be held either on Zoom or by telephone, whichever you prefer to use, and may be with someone other than the person you initially hear from. All conversations will be treated confidentially and take place during summer 2021.

If you would like to take part, please contact Karen Martin on 07780 001030 or email kmartin@carers.org.


Low Income Pandemic Payment

In this short video, MECOPP’s Covid-19 Information Officer, Liz Quinn, explains what the Low Income Pandemic Payment is, who is eligible and how to apply in Scotland.

If you are interested in attending our carers training, please email our Training Worker Liz@renfrewshirecarers.org.uk 

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