Building Carer Friendly Communities Together - Carers Week 2017


Carers’ Week is an annual celebration running from the 12th-18th of June that recognises the invaluable contribution made by hundreds of thousands of Scotland’s unpaid carers.

This year’s theme is Building Carer Friendly Communities. For many of us, looking after someone else is a significant part of our lives.  Events like Carers’ Week serve to raise awareness and highlight the support available to keep us in good spirits and good health when we are looking after someone else.

Over the past few months, Care Collective ER have involved a diverse group of people from across East Renfrewshire, gathering their stories, experiences and ideas about how to best support people who look after someone else. During Carers’ Week the Care Collective will be exploring some of the themes that have come up so far and encouraging more people to talk about the highs and lows of caring.  All the opinions and ideas will be gathered together and there will be opportunities to shape the services available in East Ren.

We will be kicking off the conversations Monday 12th of June(2-4pm) at Eastwood Health Centre’s Greenhouse Café and we would like you to join us! It’s a great opportunity to have a great conversation about something that matters to so many of us.

All through Carers’ Week, we’ll be hosting online conversations on Facebook and Twitter and you can expect to find us at the times and venues below.  All our Cares Week events and activities are open to anyone to join and if you see us out and about in our Care Collective T-shirts stop us and have a blether!

Dates For The Diary

‘What matters to you?’ Conversations in a Café

When: Monday the 12th of June, 2-4pm

Where: Greenhouse Café Eastwood Health Centre


‘What’s on your mind’ Conversations Pop-up

When: Tuesday 13th & Thursday 15th of June, 11-12pm, Wednesday 14 of June, 2-4pm

Where: Greenhouse Café Eastwood Health Centre


‘What matters to you?’ Conversations in a Cafe

When: Wednesday, 14th of June, 10-12pm

Where: Voluntary Action East Renfrewshire SCIO, Barrhead


‘What you’ve told us so far’ Round Up Pop-up

When: Friday 16th of June, 2-4pm

Where: Greenhouse Café Eastwood Health Centre