"My name is Maureen and I am a carer for my husband Martin, who has Parkinson’s disease. Recently, a member of the Carers centre team, visited the local Inverclyde Parkinson’s Support Group, and discussed various ways in which Carers could access help and support for themselves in their caring role.

After the meeting, I visited the Carers centre and spoke to Alison about the possibility of receiving funding which would enable me to pursue a hobby or an interest that would give me some respite from my caring role. 

To my absolute delight, funding was granted towards an annual gym membership, and I joined Inverclyde Leisure Fitness Plus. Being able to use the gyms and swimming pools has already made a huge difference to my life. I am fitter, healthier and happier. I am meeting new people and making new friends, and of course, the longer I can stay fit and healthy, the longer I will be able to continue in my caring role.

Thank You Carers Centre!"