Community Connections update:

Community Connections update:   These arts sessions are free as part of Community Connections project for individuals at risk of social isolation or loneliness. There would normally be a charge to participate in any arts session so this is an excellent chance for individuals to give it a go. The first session is next Tuesday. People can take part in one session or all.

Read More

HMRC Online Course for New Employers

Are you thinking of becoming an employer for a personal assistant?  Have you been overwhelmed by information or feel you have more questions about the day to day management? Below is a link for the HM Revenue and Customs online guide.  It’s easy to use and give you lots of information about running payroll.  It even tells you about free downloadable software. http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/courses/syob3/new_employer/HTML/new_employer_menu.html  

Read More

New Group for Older People in Eaglesham

Outside the Box are facilitating a new group for older people in Eaglesham.  These groups will be monthly and will be a fun and informal afternoon for local people, as well as a place for information to be shared about what local organisations and services are up to. Below is more information about the new group:   You are invited to a free afternoon tea at The Carswell Centre, Montgomery…

Read More

WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE TAXIS/PRIVATE HIRE VEHICLES EVENT

East Renfrewshire Council has introduced some changes over the last few years with a view to increasing the availability of wheelchair accessible vehicles. Although we have a small increase in the number of these vehicles the numbers are not yet sufficient to serve the needs of the residents of East Renfrewshire. We are therefore asking you, and any other members of the public with an interest in this subject, for…

Read More

Carers Assessment or Adult Carer Support Plan

What does a Carer’s Assessment cover? You can talk about anything during your carer’s assessment or Adult Carer Support Plan. You might find it helpful to think about: what caring tasks you do and how you feel about doing them your relationship with the person you care for if you get enough time for yourself – for example time to get out and about, meet other people and take part in leisure…

Read More

Choosing a care home

  It is important to know what the person you care for needs if they move into a care home. You should visit the care home to see if you like it. Try to drop in without making an appointment to see what the care home is really like. Age UK have a checklist you can use when you visit care homes to help you decide if they would be…

Read More

Dementia Adventure: Holidays 2017

Dementia Adventure specialise in designing and delivering small group short breaks and holidays for people living with dementia, their partners, family, friends or carer to enjoy together. Holidays are fully supported. All travel, tickets, accommodation and itinerary are arranged for you and each pair of people is supported by a trained member of the Dementia Adventure team throughout the break. For more information about our holidays, including pricing, full itineraries, dates and…

Read More

National Minimum Wage Increase

As of 1st October 2016, the following National Minimum Wage rates will apply: For workers aged 21-24 years old, NMW will increase from £6.70 to £6.95 per hour For workers aged 18-20 years old, NMW will increase from £5.30 to £5.55 per hour For workers over compulsory school age but not yet 18, NMW will increase from £3.30 to £3.40 per hour The current rate of £7.20 per hour for…

Read More

Self Directed Support ‘The Reality’ The experience of SDS implementation in the East of Scotland

Self Directed Support are 2 years into the implementation of SDS across Scotland. Many people are struggling to navigate the system created to deliver SDS across the country. There is limited research and a lack of a comprehensive understanding of the user, carer and voluntary sectors experience of trying to access and make use of SDS. This event will be an opportunity for people across the Fife, Dundee, Angus and Perth and…

Read More

New ILF Fund Engagement Event Report Released!

Please click the link below to see a copy of the report detailing the thoughts of all of those who attended each of the events. http://ilf.scot/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/FINAL-for-approval-Stakeholder-Engagement-Events-Feedback-Full-Report-August-2016.pdf For any further enquiries or questions about the report or require it in a different format, please contact Holly.Child@ILF.scot or phone 0131 244 6424.

Read More

Making the Law Work for You: SDS, Human Rights and Equalities | Tuesday 10th October – Thursday 12th October 2017 | 10am-4pm | Hanover Conference Centre, 95 McDonald Road, Edinburgh EH7 4NS

A three day training course for the third sector (Now Fully Subscribed!)   If you want to know how to make practical use of the SDS legislation to resolve issues that you or people you are supporting are facing, this is the course for you! Trainers include: Professor Tom Guthrie, Glasgow University of Glasgow School of Law Cathy Asante, Scottish Human Rights Commission The Equalities and Human Rights Commission More trainers…

Read More

An Event looking at the development of the Shared Ambition for Social Care – Thursday 14th September – Norton Park Centre 57, Albion Road Edinburgh EH7 5QY

The Shared Ambition for Social Care document was written by a range of disabled people’s organisations to support Independent Living in Scotland. One year on, the event will look at what has happened and what needs to happen in the future. You can see a copy of Our Shared Ambition for the Future of Social Care Support in Scotland The event will be held on: Date: Thursday 14th September  Time: 1pm – 3.30pm…

Read More

Children and Family Open Forum, Eastwood House 6pm – 8pm

are you 25 or under and un receipt of a self-directed support budget for a young person and want to know more? If so, this event is for you!   SDS information and advice Meet with agencies and care providers working in your local area Chat with people in a similar situation Find out up to date information about what is available in East Renfrewshire

Read More

Open Forum

Self-Directed Support Forum East Renfrewshire are hosting a series of Open Forums in the coming weeks and months. These meetings will be an ideal opportunity to meet and talk with care providers and various other services operating within East Renfrewshire, as well as a chance to speak informally to peers about what is and isn’t working for you. Each service will deliver short table based presentations to those who are…

Read More

Employment Law Surgery

11am-1pm, 2pm-4.30pm and early evening appointments available. Please contact our office for more information or to book your place as these sessions are appointment only.

Read More

Open Forum

Self-Directed Support Forum East Renfrewshire are hosting a series of Open Forums in the coming weeks and months. These meetings will be an ideal opportunity to meet and talk with care providers and various other services operating within East Renfrewshire, as well as a chance to speak informally to peers about what is and isn’t working for you. Each service will deliver short table based presentations to those who are…

Read More

Employment Law Surgery

11am-1pm, 2pm-4.30pm and early evening appointments available. Please contact our office for more information or to book your place as these sessions are appointment only.

Read More