Personal Care - Local information
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.
Diabetes UK Support Groups provide support and information to people with diabetes and their families.
For further information please visit: www.diabetes.org.uk/in_your_area/scotland/diabetes_in_your_area_scotland/lanarkshire.
If you are feeling lonely and it is affecting your life, there are different things you can try that may help.
Visit the following NHS websites for numerous suggestions on how you can try to overcome loneliness: www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/feeling-lonely/ or https://www.nhs.uk/every-mind-matters/lifes-challenges/loneliness/.
If you are feeling lonely and it is affecting your life, the Scottish Association for Mental Health offers online advice and information for those experiencing mild to moderate mental health problems.
Phone: 0344 800 0550
Available 9am-6pm, Monday to Friday, except Bank Holidays.
The NHS Medicines: Care and Review Service is a voluntary service for people with long-term conditions. It's available at all community pharmacies across Scotland. You can only use this service if you've registered with a community pharmacy. The service can help you manage your medicine through your local pharmacist whilst your doctor continues to provide your medical care.
For more information please see attached document.
Well-informed provides a relaxed and informal resource for people who are enquiring about mental health and well-being issues at a local level. The resource is for anyone living/working in North Lanarkshire and can be accessed via the freephone information line, face-to-face, email, post, and at outreach stands in health centres, hospitals and libraries in the area. The service enables people to make informed choices in their treatment and care by guiding them to resources that may be relevant to their enquiry as well as the factors influencing positive mental health and well-being. This is a drop-in service.
62 Windmillhill Street
Telephone: 0800 073 0918
Open Monday to Friday 9:00 - 17:00
The 'You are my sunshine' charity based in North Lanarkshire helps raise awareness of mental health through education and providing support to those experiencing or affected by mental ill health and suicide.
They provide a safe and welcoming environment where you can get advice on mental health and have access to free relaxation therapy and free counselling.
No appointments are necessary, please feel free to drop in for a chat and speak to their trained volunteers.
For more information, please visit the following website: https://www.yams.org.uk/
Or email: email@example.com
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Contacting adult social care services in North Lanarkshire
The following website has a form for contacting North Lanarkshire Council about adult social care services.
Energy Grants & Housing Support Services
A video about the new Tech Flat, which has a range of assistive technology available.
Virtual & telephone support service, along with cancer packs service, available for people affected by cancer in Lanarkshire.
"We’re still here for you"
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.
Your guide to parks, green spaces and nature.
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.
For more information visit: https://www.aliss.org/
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.
What do you want for tea? booklet
Quick and easy recipes to support you to eat well at home.
Food Train in Lanarkshire
Food Train makes hundreds of grocery deliveries every week, ensuring those most in need have access to fresh groceries.
A team of local volunteers help with household jobs, deliver books through their library service.
They also provide friendly social contact and meals through their Meal Makers and befriending services.
Aura in North Lanarkshire
Aura is a new service, supporting people affected by domestic abuse across North Lanarkshire.
This section provides a range of local services and well-being information for you to find advice or seek further assistance to support your health.
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