Renfrewshire Council

Carers Connected network for council staff

What the Carers Connected network is and how to join.

Working and caring for someone can be physically demanding and emotionally stressful. Many carers may feel unsupported, isolated and alone. Sometimes talking to someone in a similar situation can help. 

Carers Connected is a council network for people who manage both work and caring responsibilities or support a family member or work colleague who has caring responsibilities.

Through the network, our working carers meet and share their experiences and find out more about the support available.

You can explore what support facilities are available from the Council and its partners and connect with others to share experiences in a safe, confidential and relaxed setting.   

Due to the current coronavirus situation, Carers Connected is now an online forum . The group meets every two months. As well as an opportunity to chat to other carers at the council, the group often features guest speakers and organisations who provide support for working unpaid carers. 

We are also looking at also developing an online programme and resources for carers.


How to join

If you would like to join Carers Connected, contact Fiona Sinclair at at fiona.sinclair@renfrewshire.gov.uk.

Make sure you speak with your manager beforehand as some of the events may take place in working hours.