Information and services
'Fast Forward' is a website for young people aimed at promoting health and well-being, through education. As part of the Scottish Government’s national youth work strategy, 'Fast Forward' is also co-ordinating the 'Scottish Peer Education Network' (SPEN) and promoting and supporting peer education across Scotland.
Organisation: Fast Forward
Phone: 0131 554 4300
For more information on payments and grants to help the over 60s stay warm please visit www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk for more information. Alternatively, you can call your local Social Work.
You may be entitled to carers allowance if you currently care for a person who receives attendance allowance (various rates) or disabled living allowance. This person does not need to live with/be related to you.
This weekly allowance is a taxable benefit. Claim forms are available through your local Job Centre Plus (0845 604 3719) and Pension Services (0845 606 0265), or contact your local Social Work office for an appointment with a Welfare Rights Officer.
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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.
Take our quiz to see if you are a carer