Featured Local Information
A video about the new Tech Flat, which has a range of assistive technology available.
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.
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.
Getting Around - Local information
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
Diabetes UK Support Groups provide support and information to people with diabetes and their families.
Locally there is a group based in Wishaw (01698 748616) and a Lanarkshire Family Diabetes Support Group, visit the website here.
Disabled Persons Railcard
A disabled persons railcard can get 1/3 off adult rail fares for travel on the National Rail network in Great Britain.
If you're travelling with another adult they will also get 1/3 off their rail fare, so you can save money for a friend or family member too!
There are no time restrictions on the Disabled Persons Railcard, so you can use it to get a discount on tickets at any time of the day.
For more information visit: www.disabledpersons-railcard.co.uk/
I have fallen in my home and am worried about further falls
You have indicated that you have fallen within your home and you are worried about this and having more falls. There can be a variety of reasons for why you might have fallen and it is important to consider these to try and reduce further falls from occurring.
You can find out further information about falls on the NHS inform website: www.nhsinform.scot using the search box.
NHS Inform provides online information on ways you can prevent falls. The site includes information on causes of falls, how to deal with anxiety about falling, strength and balance exercises and much more.
For more information please visit www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/preventing-falls.
SPT and MyBus
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
Upwards and Onwards - What to do if you fall
The Upwards and Onwards film can be found on NHS Inform and explains several things to do with falling.
- How to get up from a fall.
- What to do if you can't get up.
- How to prevent falls.
You can either watch the whole film or a specific section.
Visit www.nhsinform.scot and search for 'What to do if you fall' to find the videos.
There is also a leaflet attached which describes how you can help someone if they fall.
'Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire'
If you would like to find things to do in the community visit: www.voluntaryactionnorthlanarkshire.org
Use the locator to choose an area that might be of interest. The locator lists a whole range of social opportunities across North Lanarkshire.