Information and services
Safer Homes, is a joint partnership service with North Lanarkshire Council and offers a free service to householders from North Lanarkshire who would benefit from additional safety and security measures. The team have been carrying out the Safer Homes service since October 2012, and have received more than 2060 referrals, visited over 2,500 properties, installed over 9,000 pieces of safety equipment.
To request a referral for a Safer Homes assessment please contact either your local Housing or Social Work Office.
Housing office - www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=7982
Social Work Office - www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/directories/social-work-locality-offices
Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to, and seeing clearly whatever is happening in our lives. Start your day with a clear, calm, sharp mind with daily mindfulness sessions. Build your mental stamina and deep contentment techniques to keep stress and anxiety at bay, develop positive habits and eliminate harmful ones, and learn how to be alert and relaxed at the same time. For information visit: www.elament.org.uk/self-help-resources/mindfulness/
North Lanarkshire Council have a team of Rehabilitation and Mobility Officers who support people with a sensory impairment. They can provide information and practical advice to enable you to be as independent as possible.
They can be contacted through your local Social Work Office.
Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) offers a transport service called MyBus, this is a bookable bus service that can pick you up from home and take you to your destination. For more details, please visit their website by clicking here: www.spt.co.uk/bus/mybus/
You can view the Bus Leaflet and Booking Form in the attached documents and also find information on the National Entitlement Card on the NLC website: www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/your-council/national-entitlement-card-nec/60-card
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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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