Keeping Healthy and Safe
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 https://bda.org.uk/covid19/.
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.
A new website run by NHS Lanarkshire Adult Psychology Services. It aims to link you to mental health information, advice and help.
Virtual & telephone support service, along with cancer packs service, available for people affected by cancer in Lanarkshire.
"We’re still here for you"
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
Your guide to parks, green spaces and nature.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Aura in North Lanarkshire
Aura is a new service, supporting people affected by domestic abuse across North Lanarkshire.
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Stories you may be interested in
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.
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.
Information for Grandparents and Parents
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.
A few tips to help during the latest restrictions including the benefits of keeping active, to help stay positive this winter.read more
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.read more