Gathering to organise care for carers as health provision continues evolution in Scotland


East Renfrewshire meeting hopes to bring carers together for mutual help

CARERS are organising a coffee morning to help one another come to terms with the hurdles faced by growing numbers who care for an ill or disabled person in Scotland.

The Care Collective, a group in East Renfrewshire working to help those with caring duties, is holding a coffee morning next week (20 April) for carers to network and discuss the difficulties they face.

The event comes during significant changes to health care in Scotland, with the SNP adopting a strategy of health and social care integration, to deal with the growing numbers of people requiring regular care as the population ages.

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The description for the event reads: “What happens when the person who cares needs some care themselves?

“How do we care for those who care now and in the future?

“Join us for a morning of cake and conversation where we’ll be exploring how we shape how we care for carers now and in the future.

“Do you have a story you would like to share about your experience of caring for someone else? Perhaps you’d like to tell us about someone who cares for you and the difference that makes? Maybe you’ve got some ideas you’d like to share?

“Whatever your experience or age; whether you are cared for, a carer, a relative, a neighbour, or a local business owner, the Care Collective would like to have you involved!”

The relaxed coffee morning event will be held on Thursday 20 April from 10:30am to 12pm at UnderCover, 56 Kelburn street Barrhead.

Event: The Care Collective East Ren

Picture courtesy of Masaki Tokutomi

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