Staff at Renfrewshire Carers Centre have been praised for their hard work by a local MSP.

Tom Arthur recently visited the Paisley-based organisation, which provides resources and support to carers across the region.

The Renfrewshire South MSP met with centre manager Dianne Goodman and carers services manager Maureen Fisher to learn more about their recent work.

Mr Arthur has a long-standing relationship with Renfrewshire Carers Centre and its counterpart in East Renfrewshire.

Seeing the valuable contribution that paid and unpaid carers make to the communities across Renfrewshire South ultimately led to the politician becoming the first MSP Carer Positive Employer six years ago.

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Mr Arthur said: "It was great to meet with Dianne and Maureen at the Carers Centre again. 

"Every time I visit, I am blown away by the huge range of activities and support that they offer to paid and unpaid carers of all ages all over Renfrewshire.

"If you are a carer, or have caring responsibilities and would like some more information about the support that Renfrewshire Carers Centre can offer, take a look at their website at

"We owe a debt of gratitude to all of our carers and organisations like the Carers Centre, the work that they do is nothing short of phenomenal. 

"It is incredibly important that society, and government at all levels, recognise the vital role that carers have within our communities and do all within our power to support them in every way we can."