Renfrewshire Council

Local community groups

Find out about local community groups who can help you with food, shopping, prescription collection, caring, phone calls or other support, tell us about your local community group.

Local support groups 

Get in touch with Renfrewshire Community Planning

Tell us, and each other, what you are doing to support your local community through FacebookTwitter or email us at

Local support groups across Renfrewshire

Carers Centre

The Carers Centre gives support to carers.

You can call them on 0141 887 3643

The Community Fridge and Community Cabinet Paisley    

They have a community fridge in Moss Street shop    

Call 07843 702003 or contact Rekz on Facebook.

Food Train

This is a shopping service for people over 65. Orders placed on a Monday and shopping delivered as soon as possible that week.  Cost is £5 per delivery.    

Call 0141 887 2557 or

Renfrewshire Foodbank

The Renfrewshire Foodbank provides 3 days emergency supply of nutritionally balanced food for families and individuals throughout Renfrewshire. The foodbank distributes in Paisley, Johnstone and Renfrew.    

Call them on 0300 102 2500 or

ROAR Connections for Life

ROAR can help with shopping, medicine collection and wellbeing phone calls for older people. 

You can call them 0141 889 7481 or email

Find out more about ROAR and the services they offer in Renfrewshire.

STAR Project

STAR offer support as requested.

Contact them by calling 0141 889 5850 or email or Heather at

Find out more about the STAR Project

Local support groups in Paisley

Glenburn Cares

Glenburn Cares offers support as requested.

Join the Glenburn Cares Facebook group to find out more. 

Local support groups in Renfrew

Our Place, Our Families

They offer support as requested

Email Our Place Our Families at or call 0141 258 5206

Local support groups in Johnstone and Elderslie

Elderslie Cares

Elderslie Cares offers support as requested.

Join the Elderslie Cares Facebook group

Spateston Tenants and Residents Association

They give help with shopping, prescription collection and other emergency essential services to local residents 

Email them at

Local support groups in Erskine, Bishopton, Langbank and Inchinnan

E BI Unites

EBI Unites help people experiencing food insecurity. They can organise packages, meals, and delivery.

Contact Jacqui Reid on 07799 123002. 

Follow EBI Unites on Facebook or EBI Unites on Twitter or visit the Erskine's Community website

Houston Volunteers

They help with shopping, including online shopping, prescription pick-up or a friendly chat. 

Email Rev. Gary Noonan at or Frankie Greenwood, Houston Kirk, at

Local support groups in Kilbarchan, Howwood and Lochwinnoch

Lochwinnoch Cares

They can help with shopping service, prescription pick-up and telephone calls to prevent isolation.

Contact Lochwinnoch Cares at or 07395 959055

Join the Lochwinnoch Cares Facebook Group.