We are so excited to share the news with you that Renfrewshire Carers Centre will soon have a new home.
You may have seen the ambitious plans to create a new Paisley charity hub supporting the most vulnerable people in our community unveiled by Finding Your Feet in the summer and we couldn’t wait to be involved.
At the start of 2022 we will be moving to join some other amazing charity partners at St. James’ House.
The building has undergone an amazing transformation in the past 6 months, and we will have exclusive use of the top floor of the building. We have been able to define the space to our specifications to meet the requirements of our carers and their families and over the next couple of months our contractors – builders, painters, plumbers will be busy little bees getting our new home ready.
The new site is more central and accessible being nearer to the town and transport links. It is bright and spacious and has great shared facilities.
We will be able to safely host our groups in comfortable, spacious, airy rooms and offer more sessions and grow our portfolio in the years to come.
Thanks to grant funding obtained by Elaine, our Deputy Manager from the SCVO Adapt & Thrive fund we will be able to refit and decorate the space to our own specific requirements, including a new meeting space and consultation rooms.
A key factor in the decision to move was the safety and wellbeing of our staff, carers, and their loved one’s post covid and how we can develop our future ambitions and strategies, safely and effectively. We feel the new site offers us the opportunity to move forward from covid and plan, grow and develop new services, securing the future of the centre. We are delighted that we will be working closely with great charity partners such as Finding Your Feet, Home Start and We are With You, to name just a few. These close links will help us work collaboratively and enhance the services we offer to our carers.
Our sincere thanks to Sheenagh Gray from Framed Estates Ltd. Architects who kindly drew up our plans free of charge, and supported us with building warrants, which saved us a lot of money, time, and effort.
Look out for our progress updates over the next couple of months and we look forward to welcoming you to our new home – details of our drop-in open days in January will be posted on our social media.