Information and services
Access to Work can help you if your health or disability effects the way you do your job.
The service gives you and your employer advice and support regarding the extra costs which may arise because of your needs. Access to Work may pay towards the equipment you need at work, adapting premises to meet your needs, or a support worker. They can also pay towards the cost of getting to work if you cannot use public transport.
For more information, please visit their website by following the link: www.gov.uk/access-to-work.
If you need a communicator at job interviews, Access to Work may also be able to help. Contact this centre if you work in Scotland, Northwest England, North East England, or Yorkshire & Humberside:
Phone: 0141 950 5327
Text: 0845 6025850
Fax: 0141 950 5265
Address: Jobcentre Plus, Access to Work Operational Support Unit, Anniesland JCP, Baird Street, Glasgow G90 8AN
For more local information on Access to Work, please visit: www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/promotingequalityfordisabledpeople/accesstowork.
If you are over 65 and looking at getting active you may be interested in NL Leisure's programme called Active Age. You can take up a new activity or sport or continue with your favourite sport.
Programme: Active Age
Phone: 01236 341968
NL Leisure's Active Health Programme, in partnership with NHS Lanarkshire, provides a range of supported programmes to help individuals realise the benefits of becoming more physically active and also assisting those who are recovering from minor or serious illness.
The programmes are aimed at individuals who would benefit from a reduction in sedentary behaviour, increase in physical activity or who need more specific support in taking part in physical activity sessions due to a particular health issue.
For more information please visit: www.activenl.co.uk/active-health or contact:
Health & Wellbeing Manager
Tel: 01236 341709
If you feel at risk of being harmed, or think you know someone who may be at risk, you must tell someone. You can contact your local social work services, health professionals or the police. They will take your concerns seriously and work to make sure everyone is safe.
For more information on adult protection in North Lanarkshire, please visit www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=15672.
There are many self help groups in Lanarkshire which may be able to help you to stop drinking or taking drugs such as 'Narcotics Anonymous' www.ukna.org, 'Alcoholics Anonymous' www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk, 'Cocaine Anonymous' www.cauk.org.uk/index.asp or 'Smart Recovery' www.smartrecovery.org.uk. You can also visit Cocaine Anonymous in Scotland via their website www.cascotland.org.uk and contact telephone number 0141 959 6363. Research tells us that people who attend mutual aid groups like these can benefit a great deal, particularly in the first few months after stopping.
You have answered that you drink alcohol every day, or that your family/friends are concerned about the amount you drink. Alcohol counselling team can help. Their aim is to limit the damaging effects of alcohol to the individual experiencing difficulty and to their families. This service is customised to individual needs offering both harm-reduction and abstinence based work.
Phone: 01236 423900
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, including the following services:
- Carer education
- Outreach support
Organisation: Alzheimer Scotland
Address: 64 Dalziel Street, Motherwell, ML1 1PJ
Phone: 01698 275300
The Barnardo's Axis Lanarkshire service supports those affected by personal, adult or parental substance misuse. The service provides support from ages 14 to 21, and for care leavers up to the age of 26. Advice and information is available on the impact of high risk behaviours such as drug or alcohol misuse, violence and domestic abuse. Intervention and treatment services can be accessed, along with 1 to 1 and peer support.
Organisation: Barnardo's Axis Lanarkshire
Address: Barnardo's Axis Lanarkshire Suite T, Town Hall Business Centre 1-11, High Road, Motherwell, Lanarkshire, ML1 3HU
Phone: 01698 262443 Extension 2
Featured Local Information
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
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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/
New online debt system launched
An online form is now available for anyone who needs debt advice. Residents can make a request online, any time that suits day or night.
The form is part of a new system for managing the council's debt advice service and provides a confidential, accessible way to digitally sign required paperwork upload evidence and receive correspondence.
To complete the form, residents must use a MyAccount, which is quick and easy to set up and allows residents to access a number of services including reporting a housing or bin issue, paying Council Tax and booking a special uplift.
For more information visit the debt and advice page: https://www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/benefits-and-money/debt-advice
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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