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Community Connectors project helps more than 1,000 people and counting across Renfrewshire (Case study inc.)

More than 1,000 people across Renfrewshire have been helped by a project which issues ‘cultural and social prescriptions’. The Community Connectors programme also aims to free up GP’s time so they can focus on acute medical conditions. All 29 GP surgeries in Renfrewshire have signed up to have a ‘social prescriber’ who works with patients […]

Renfrewshire schoolkids donate to Food Bank in time for Christmas

A group of school pupils from Renfrewshire have donated £700 to Renfrewshire Food Bank after receiving a donation from Paul McCartney. The group from Paisley Grammar School performed on stage with the Beatles Legend at the SSE Hydro earlier this month, an experience which for many was their first time at a concert of that […]

Think recycling this Christmas

Residents are being reminded to recycle this Christmas with extra waste expected to be created over the festive period. With gifts being wrapped up and exchanged, residents will find themselves with more paper, cardboard and packaging than normal. All wrapping paper, Christmas cards and cardboard packaging should go into the blue recycling bin, with glass […]

Mhairi Black MP helps open doors for guide dog owners this Christmas

Mhairi Black MP attended an event in the UK Parliament run by the charity Guide Dogs to raise awareness of discrimination against guide dog owners. The MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South heard from guide dog owners about the impact of being turned away by businesses because of their dog. They also collected a Christmas […]

Mall staff jump to it for Christmas Toy Bank Appeal

STAFF at intu Braehead certainly jumped to it when they were asked to help out with donations for the Renfrewshire Christmas Toy Bank Appeal. They donned colourful Christmas jumpers for a day and collected £60 in cash along with various toys from visitors to the giant shopping mall. The Toy Bank was started by Renfrew mum, […]

Mirren Business Centres wish all customers a Merry Christmas

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Renfrewshire Food Bank launches donations appeal after introduction of Universal Credit

Renfrewshire Food Bank has issued a plea for donations to help people who are struggling following the introduction of Universal Credit. Universal Credit was introduced in Renfrewshire in September 2018. Administered by the UK Government’s Department of Work and Pensions, the new benefits system replaces Housing Benefit, Income Support, Income Based Jobseekers Allowance, Income Related […]


Scottish armed force veterans with life changing injuries are amongst thousands of Scots set to benefit from £3 million of National Lottery funding.   New social enterprise, Scotland’s Bravest Manufacturing Company (SBMC), will now be able to provide manufacturing training opportunities for 150 disabled or long term unemployed over three years, thanks to a grant […]

Strictly Come Prancing is coming!

On Friday 15th March, fourteen couples will go head to head for charity, as St. Vincent’s Hospice presents their annual Strictly Come Prancing event at the five star Ingliston Country Club and Hotel. Now in its eighth year, the hugely popular event, based on the Strictly Come Dancing television series, sees duos with little or […]