As we approach National Carer’s week in early June, East Renfrewshire Carer’s Centre is encouraging individuals to think about how they can support the work of the Charity and in particular assist with Governance and Leadership as a Trustee of the organisation.

Established back in 2001, the Charity has grown to play a leading role in supporting Carers and Young Carers who care for family and friends who are ill, frail, disabled or have mental ill health or harmful alcohol or drug use.

The centre offers a range of services including the provision of information, benefits advice, emotional and practical support.

With effective partnership working with the East Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership, East Renfrewshire Council and the Scottish Government, our team deliver a range of innovative services to respond to carer’s needs and make life that bit better.

Gordon McGuinness, a trustee and current Chair of the Charity volunteers, explains his motivation “Having experienced caring responsibilities myself, I recognise the incredible work and difference the Centre’s staff can make” and added “We really want to strengthen the Board and bring greater insight and experience into how we shape services and innovate to best meet our users needs. One of the best ways to achieve that is to bring volunteers with caring experience onto the Board. It’s one of the best things I’ve ever done and I’d encourage people that are interested to come along and speak to the Board and find out more about the incredible work of the Centre, it isn’t an onerous commitment, but is hugely rewarding!”

As part of Carer’s Week the Board will hold an Open Evening to engage with potential volunteers and for them to meet staff members on Wednesday the 8th of June, 6.30pm at Sandlers Cottage, Eastwood Park, Rouken Glen Road, Giffnock, G46 7JS.

If you would like to attend to find out more, please email: or

or phone 0141 638 4888.