Featured Local Information
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"
This pdf file includes information on services provided by Alzheimer Scotland. For people worried about their memory, people receiving post diagnostic support and for everyone living with dementia and their families.
Your guide to parks, green spaces and nature.
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.
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
The NL Locator provides details on a variety of different activities such as fitness classes, arts and crafts, social groups, etc. You can view activities in your local area.
Information and services
Access to Work
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 of Access to Work, please visit www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk.
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
Alcohol and drug abuse self help groups in Lanarkshire
There are many self help groups in Lanarkshire which may be able to help you to stop drinking or taking drugs, these are listed below. 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.
Organisation: Narcotics Anonymous
Phone: 0300 999 1212
Organisation: Alcoholics Anonymous
Phone: 0800 9177 650
Organisation: Cocaine Anonymous
Phone: 0800 612 0225
Website (Scotland): www.cascotland.org.uk
Phone (Scotland): 0141 959 6363
Organisation: Smart Recovery
Alcohol Counselling Team
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 provides advice and support to people with dementia and their carers.
They provide the following services:
- Carer education
- Outreach support
Organisation: Alzheimer Scotland
Address: 64 Dalziel Street, Motherwell, ML1 1PJ
Phone: 01698 275300
Referral Procedure: If you have never been seen at the audiology department, you must first contact your GP for assessment and onward referral. If you are an existing NHS Hearing Aid user, contact details are as follows:
Wishaw General Hospital audiology department is open between 9am - 4pm Monday to Friday. They also run a drop in facility on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9.30am - 11.30am. The drop in sessions are for replacement batteries, re-tubing and advice only. For anything else, such as repairs, you will need an appointment.
You can also phone them on 01698 456556.
Monklands Hospital run a drop in facility on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 1.30pm - 4pm. For more information, please phone them on 01236 712028.
Central Health Centre, Cumbernauld run a drop in facility Monday 9.30am - 11.30am , which is for advice, tubing, repairs and replacement batteries. Please phone them on 01236 731771.
Replacement batteries only can also be collected from the reception area in the following locations during normal working hours:
- Airdrie Health Centre
- Bellshill Health Centre
- Central Health Centre
- Coatbridge Health Centre
- Kilsyth Health Centre
- Motherwell Health Centre
- Shotts Health Centre
- Viewpark Health Centre
- Wishaw Health Centre
For more information on Audiology services, please call the Audiology Service Central Advice by using the following information.
Phone: 01698 456556/456550
Audiology services in Lanarkshire
Barnardo's Axis Lanarkshire
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 3