The next carers meeting will take place at 7.00pm on Monday 27 November at Bridge of Weir surgery. Shona Renfrew from Advice Works will attend to talk about Personal Independence Payments, and Marie Granger from Renfrewshire Carers Centre will be available to answer any questions. If anyone has any particular topics they wish to discuss in future, please call Anne Findlay, Practice Manager, on 01505 613240.
We had a very successful first meeting at Bridge of Weir surgery on 27 June. Marie Granger from the Renfrewshire Carers Centre attended and gave details of the various services the team at the Centre provide, including services for the carers themselves, such as reiki, to aid relaxation. Carers can also join a choir! All services are free of charge.
Carers were also able to give each other advice on various topics, and everyone agreed that the meeting had been very helpful.
Our second meeting took place at Bridge of Weir surgery on 15 August. There was an excellent turn-out. A benefits take up officer, June Reid, from Renfrewshire Council explained the benefits available to patients and their carers. This is a very complex area and June is available on 0141 618 2554 if help is required.
Our third meeting took place at Bridge of Weir surgery on 7 November. A manager from Renfrewshire Health & Social Care Partnership talked about self-directed support.
Our fourth meeting took place at Cargill Hall on 21 February. Apologies to those who attended expecting to hear from a speaker about Power of Attorney. She sincerely apologises for missing the meeting.
Our fifth meeting took place at Bridge of Weir surgery on 10 April. The talk about Power of Attorney and Guardianship was very well received by all those who attended.
Our sixth meeting took place at Bridge of Weir surgery on 18 September. Discussion took place about topics for future meetings.
Please do not hesitate to contact the practice or Renfrewshire Carers' Centre on 0141 887 3643 if you need advice or support.