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Carers Meetings

The next carers meeting will take place at Bridge of Weir surgery in the late summer/autumn.  If anyone has any particular topics they wish to discuss in future, please call Anne Findlay, Practice Manager, on 01505 613240.

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The ninth carers meeting took place at Bridge of Weir surgery on 23 April.  Christine Melville from Renfrewshire Carers Centre spoke about the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016, which was of great interest to those who attended.

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The eighth carers meeting took place at Bridge of Weir surgery on 12 February 2018.  Caroline Quinn from Renfrewshire Carers Centre spoke about emergency and future planning, in particular about the importance of carers carrying a carers emergency card.  In the event a carer is incapacitated for any reason, this will alert emergency or other services to the fact that there is a potentially vulnerable cared for person who will need help, providing peace of mind for the carer, below is an application form for a card and a leaflet explaining the service.

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One carer has reported that very few care homes are now taking patients for short-term respite.  One which still does is Elderslie Care Home in Fulbar Road in Paisley.  Patients have to stay for a minimum of one week, and have to be over 65.

Concern was expressed that the two Capability Scotland services in the area would be closing at the end of April because of funding issues.  This will adversely affect children and adults with complex needs.  No measures are in place to replace these services.  

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The seventh carers meeting took place at Bridge of Weir surgery on 27 November.  Shona Renfrew from Advice Works provided very useful information about the transition from the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) benefit to the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) benefit.  PIP is a points-based system with daily living and mobility components, and standard and enhanced rates.  If you are invited to apply for PIP, Advice Works can help with the completion of the application form. Similarly, they can offer advice if you wish to lodge an appeal, which is often better done in person than in writing.

Shona advised that a new pilot for the Blue Badge scheme was taking place to consider a new group eligible for a Blue Badge - people with a diagnosed mental impairment, who may not always be aware of the dangers posed by traffic.  Please contact Advice Works (0300 300 1238) for further information.  Shona also reminded everyone that a carer looking after someone with a mental impairment may be eligible for a reduction in their Council Tax payment.

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Our sixth meeting took place at Bridge of Weir surgery on 18 September.  Discussion took place about topics for future meetings.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Do you look after someone who is ill, frail, disabled or mentally ill?

Caring for someone is an important and valuable role and can often be a 24/7 commitment which can be demanding and isolating for the carer.

The practice is committed to ensuring that carers receive appropriate support and access to important training and information.

If you are a carer, please complete the identification and referral form below and hand it to a member of our reception staff to let us know about your caring responsibilities.

Alternatively, you can contact Renfrewshire Carers' Centre direct on 0141 887 3643, or visit the website: www.renfrewshirecarers.org.uk.

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