Working in partnership with local people who have lived or living experiences of mental health, alcohol or drug related issues, we've opened a new recovery service, CIRCLE (Continuing in Recovery Changes Lives Entirely) on Glasgow Road in Paisley.
You'll need genuine compassion for others and be motivated by helping those you care for to have the best quality of life they can. Be a part of the change.
Be a lifesaver, carry Naloxone This week marks the start of Renfrewshire Alcohol and Drug Recovery Service annual Naloxone November campaign. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of Naloxone and how it can save lives. Naloxone is a safe, effective intervention which can help reduce the number of fatal overdoses in our communities. By distributing Naloxone kits widely, we can help grow Renfrewshire's community of potential lifesavers.
October 4-10 is Challenge Poverty Week 2021 and in Renfrewshire we're working together to ensure that benefits and money advice for people in vulnerable situations is the very best it can be. Individuals and families also have increasing concerns about debts and new benefits and grants they may be entitled to but do not know how to access them. Or they may not even be aware of them. We have provided information on local services that provide support.
Laura Docherty joins Renfrewshire HSCP's Central Administration Team, Laura tells us a bit about herself and what she is looking forward to over the next few months.
Carers Week runs from Monday 7 to Sunday 13 June 2021. It is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don't think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.