Renfrewshire Council

Reflecting on The Promise this Care Experienced History Month

Why it's important and what it means for the council and the people of Renfrewshire

Care Experienced History Month is an opportunity for Care Experienced people to share their stories, to recognise and celebrate their achievements and contributions, as well as understanding how it all impacts across local communities.

 Many of the struggles faced by Care Experienced people have been caused by either a lack of recognition or appropriate care and support. Though we have come a long way, we are still learning and improving all the time.

Listening to Care Experienced people and those who are close to them, is the best way to do that, and through Scotland's recent three-year Independent Care Review, more than 5,500 voices were heard.

The findings, published in 2020, outlined the changes needed to transform the wellbeing of Care Experienced people in Scotland. This led to The Promise - the commitment that we have made along with the Scottish Government and other organisations and communities across the country to make those changes.

So far, we have recruited over 100 Promise Keepers at Renfrewshire Council, and we are working hard to raise awareness and bring about the changes that will make a real difference here.

Look out for more on The Promise this month as we share key insights and hear from Promise manager Maurice Gilligan and Promise ambassador Sam Macrae about how we are keeping The Promise and what you can do as a council colleague.

In the meantime, you can read more about our pledge to #KeepThePromise and hear from some of our Promise Keepers.

If you are interested in becoming a Promise Keeper yourself, or would like to find out more, get in touch with Sam at

Published on Thursday 6 April 2023.