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NL Leisure's Active Health Programme, in partnership with NHS Lanarkshire, provides a range of supported programmes to help individuals realise the benefits of becoming more physically active and also assisting those who are recovering from minor or serious illness.
The programmes are aimed at individuals who would benefit from a reduction in sedentary behaviour, increase in physical activity or who need more specific support in taking part in physical activity sessions due to a particular health issue.
For more information please visit: www.activenl.co.uk/active-health or contact:
Health & Wellbeing Manager
Tel: 01236 341709
You have answered that you drink alcohol every day, or that your family/friends are concerned about the amount you drink. Alcohol counselling team can help. Their aim is to limit the damaging effects of alcohol to the individual experiencing difficulty and to their families. This service is customised to individual needs offering both harm-reduction and abstinence based work.
Phone: 01236 423900
Alzheimer Scotland is Scotland’s national dementia charity. Their aim is to make sure nobody faces dementia alone.
They provide information and support to people who are worried about their memory and for everyone living with dementia and their families, including the following services:
- Carer education
- Outreach support
Organisation: Alzheimer Scotland
Address: 64 Dalziel Street, Motherwell, ML1 1PJ
Phone: 01698 275300
The community alarm service helps people living in North Lanarkshire who need some extra support to stay in their own homes with the security of knowing that they can call for help in an emergency, such as a fall or an illness, at any time of the day or night.
For more information please visit: www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/adults/community-alarm-service.
Whatever your eye problem your first port of call should be an optometrist (optician). An optometrist is the best person to assess urgent eye problems, check for eye disorders and treat eye conditions. They have the professional training and necessary equipment to assess most eye problems.
Community optometry practices (opticians) have resumed providing routine eye care services in all settings. This includes regular eye examinations and contact lens check-ups.
You can self-present to any community optometrist in Lanarkshire although it is advised that you call first to arrange an appointment to allow the practice to comply with safe distancing regulations. In some cases you can be offered advice by telephone, or you book into a practice to be seen.
All practices are able to manage a wide range of conditions. Some practices will have a prescribing optometrist available allowing for more complex treatments to be offered.
Most optometrists are part of the Lanarkshire Eye-health Network Scheme (LENS). The optometrists who are part of the LENS can offer an appointment and assessment service for any concerns you may have.
For more information please visit: www.nhslanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk/community-optician.
Alzheimer's Scotland provides advice and support to people with dementia and their carers, they also provide carer education and outreach support.
Organisation: Alzheimer's Scotland
Address: 64 Dalziel Street, Motherwell, ML1 1PJ
Phone: 01698 275300
The living well with Dementia Café has now been up and running since August 2011 and regularly gets up to 50 people attending. It is aimed at those with dementia as well as those with memory concerns. It provides an informal and relaxed environment where people who have a diagnosis of dementia, as well as those worried about their memory, their carers, and informal care givers, can ask questions and get information and advice from health professionals about any memory issues they may have.
We want to reduce the stigma of a dementia diagnosis and give those with dementia – and other memory problems – their families, and informal carers, a place where they can gather, share their experiences and get some practical support in a friendly setting. Visitors will be able to pop into the cafe at their leisure and speak informally to a wide range of professionals and discuss all aspects of memory problems and get signposted to relevant services.
The cafe is open from 1pm to 4pm in Motherwell Football Club’s Centenary Suite on the first Friday of every month.
Organisation: Dementia Cafe
Address: Centenary Suite, Motherwell Football Club, Fir Park Stadium, Firpark Street, Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, ML1 2QN
Phone: 01698 269649
The Dementia Research Group is one of the UK's centres for clinical research into dementia. It is based at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, which is the lead centre for trialling new drugs to slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease (which causes the majority of dementia).
For further information, please visit their website by following the link: www.ucl.ac.uk/drc/.
A disabled persons railcard can get 1/3 off adult rail fares for travel on the National Rail network in Great Britain.
If you're travelling with another adult they will also get 1/3 off their rail fare, so you can save money for a friend or family member too!
There are no time restrictions on the Disabled Persons Railcard, so you can use it to get a discount on tickets at any time of the day.
For more information visit: www.disabledpersons-railcard.co.uk/
You can obtain independent energy saving advice from the Energy Saving Trust Scotland. You may also find the Home Energy Efficiency Programme for Scotland (also known as HEEPS) helpful. More information on this can be found on the Energy Saving Trust website under the Home Energy Scotland tab. This is the new Scottish Government initiative to tackle fuel poverty and increase energy efficiency in homes.
Organisation: Energy Saving Trust Scotland
Phone: 0800 512 012
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Alzheimer Scotland is Scotland’s national dementia charity. Their aim is to make sure nobody faces dementia alone. They provide information and support to people who are worried about their memory and for everyone living with dementia and their families.
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A Local Information System for Scotland enabling people to find and share information on resources, services, groups and support in their local communities and online.
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NHS Lanarkshire - "Practical Tips to help my memory" booklet
If you have a problem with your memory it can have an impact on your ability to do everyday tasks. If you follow helpful habits and routines this may minimise the impact of your memory impairment. This booklet is designed by Occupational Therapists to illustrate some practical strategies that you might find helpful.
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Food Train in Lanarkshire
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A team of local volunteers help with household jobs, deliver books through their library service.
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