Renfrewshire Council

Council staff with caring responsibilities

If you work at the council and you also are an unpaid carer for someone, there is lots of support available for you at work and from local and national organisations.

Find out what support you can get as a working carer, what leave you may be able to take and what groups and organisations can help you.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations for unpaid carers

If you are an unpaid carer, you can register to get a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine on the NHS Inform website if you haven't been sent an appointment already.


What a working unpaid carer is

What a working unpaid carer is, the impact of caring for someone, self-care and support for carers. 


Support at work for staff with caring responsibilities

Your rights at work, managing caring responsibilities and work, how managers can support you, the Carers Connected network, free counselling, the council as a Carer Positive employer. 


Carers Connected network for council staff

What the Carers Connected network is and how to join. 


Carer's leave for council staff

What Carer's Leave is, when you can request it, the council Carer's Register, how to apply for Carer's Leave, taking your carer's leave. 


Manager's process for carer's leave requests

What you need to check if you get a request for carer's leave, things to consider, approving or declining the request. 


Local and national support for carers

Find your local Carers Centre, money and benefits, other local and national organisations that can support you in your caring role.