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Keeping Healthy and Safe

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This section contains information and advice on maintaining your independence while COVID-19 affects our lives. There are links to official COVID-19 guidance, positive and uplifting articles on how individuals and communities are working together, ideas for socialising using technology, and also guidance for improving your physical and mental well-being.

Official Advice on the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Visit the NHS Inform website for health information and advice on the coronavirus. See the Scottish Government response to coronavirus on GOV.SCOT.

For Scottish Government updates about COVID-19 in BSL, please visit

Keeping Healthy and Safe in North Lanarkshire

Fire Safety in the Home - Self Assessment

A new online fire safety quiz has been launched by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to support people to stay safe at home – and potentially save lives.

The 'Fire Safety in the Home - Self Assessment' survey asks a series of simple questions and then automatically generates a home fire safety report. To complete a self assessment please visit this website.

COVID-19 Physiotherapy Advice

This PDF contains advice for your recovery from COVID-19 through physiotherapy.

COVID-19 Physiotherapy Advice Leaflet PDF

Lanarkshire Mind Matters

A screenshot of the Lanarkshire Mind Matters website

A new website run by NHS Lanarkshire Adult Psychology Services. It aims to link you to mental health information, advice and help.

Lanarkshire Macmillan

Virtual & telephone support service, along with cancer packs service, available for people affected by cancer in Lanarkshire.
"We’re still here for you"

Lanarkshire Macmillan information

Ask Adam

Helping you find technology products matched to your needs. Based on unbiased, trusted recommendations from the dementia community and from our team of experts. This is a free service funded by Alzheimer Scotland and the Scottish Government.

Visit the Ask Adam website

Active Outdoors North Lanarkshire

Your guide to parks, green spaces and nature.

Visit the Active Outdoors North Lanarkshire website

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.

Sharing food and friendship with an older neighbour PDF

Food Train Connects leaflet PDF

Food Train Meal Makers PDF

Let’s Talk

There's lots of different types of support available but taking that initial step to talk to someone is the first move to feeling better.

Let’s Talk - Suicide Prevention

Your Health

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.

Your Health

General Health Information

Free general health information provided by NHS Inform

NHS inform provides a co-ordinated, single source of quality assured health and care information for the people of Scotland.

View General Health Information

Trading Standards Scotland

Trading Standards Scotland provide advice and support to consumers when buying goods and services and to the business community to comply with consumer protection legislation.

They also share weekly scam alerts through their bulletin service. For more information please visit the Trading Standards Scotland website.

Doorstep Scams PDF

Aura in North Lanarkshire

Aura is a new service, supporting people affected by domestic abuse across North Lanarkshire.

Aura PDF

Follow @nlcpeople on Twitter

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Lockdown may have led to loss of strength & mobility

Kathleen Hendry, 78, turned to our LifeCurve App to keep active during lockdown after her local strength and balance classes were suspended due to Coronavirus. Read about her story in the BBC News article below.

Lockdown may have led to loss of strength & mobility

Mental health in later life

At any age, painful events or changes in your situation may affect your mental health and make you more vulnerable to problems, such as depression or anxiety. Find out more about mental health in later life.

Domestic abuse can affect older people

There has been talk of domestic violence during the pandemic and lockdown, this can affect older people as well. Information on domestic abuse and older people.

Covid-19: Five ways to stay positive through lockdown

Covid-19: Five ways to stay positive through lockdown

A few tips to help during the latest restrictions including the benefits of keeping active, to help stay positive this winter.

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Looking after your well-being

Looking after your well-being

Looking after your mental health and well-being is key as we head into another lockdown, particularly if you are over the age of 55 and living alone.

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Beware of scams

Beware of scams

During this crisis please do be careful that you are not taken in by scams. Here is some help from the English and Scottish Trading Standards to help keep you safe.

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Advice for your well-being and mind

Advice for your well-being and mind

Please view the information from the English and Scottish NHS services to help you to maintain a positive well-being during this period.

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Help for Carers

Help for Carers

This is an App that you can use for free during this crisis. Invite family members and friends who are helping to care for and support your loved one. Together you can share the care with each person doing what they can to make your loved one feel safe and well at home.

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Coronavirus and your well-being

Coronavirus and your well-being

Mind for better mental health, has developed useful information to cope with being anxious or worried about the coronavirus and how it can be affecting you at this time. This might feel stressful but there are a lot of things you can try to help your well-being. Please do share this article with friends and families or colleagues in your workplace.

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Staying well when social distancing

Staying well when social distancing

Advice from the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) for social distancing.

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Coronavirus: Three grandmothers self-isolating together

Coronavirus: Three grandmothers self-isolating together

"Doreen Burns, Carol Spark and Dotty Robinson are all in their 70s and have known each other for over 40 years.

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