Hearing - Local information
New College Lanarkshire currently offers two further education courses on BSL.
These courses are BSL Introduction, and BSL Level 1.
To find out more information on what both of these courses offer, please follow the links below:
Deaf Connections is the leading voluntary organisation delivering specialist services to adult deaf people across Scotland. They are committed to enabling deaf people to participate fully in the community to make equality a normal feature of their everyday lives.
Deaf Connections work with agencies to promote the interests of people in the Deaf Community focusing on quality of life, independence and social inclusion. For more information please using the following contact details.
Organisation: Deaf Connections
Address: 100 Norfolk Street, Glasgow, G5 9EJ
Phone: 0141 420 1759
Deaf Roots and Pride Project is funded by the National Lottery and provides peer mentoring to deaf children and young people aged 8 to 20 years who are transitioning from primary to secondary school or from secondary school to adulthood. It matches young people with adult deaf mentors who can act as positive role models, helping children and young people to develop skills and confidence.
Deaf Roots and Pride Transitions Scotland has a new webpage on the British Deaf Association website. All of its BSL videos and resources since the start of the project in 2016 have been categorised and now available, so it will be easy for young people, parents and professionals to access the information they need to support transitions.
For more information, please visit the following website: https://bda.org.uk/drpscotland, or view the attached documents. This information is provided by the H&SC North Lanarkshire Council Transition team.
Lanarkshire Deaf Services provide services to the Deaf Community of Lanarkshire. The services provided include a Drop In Centre and a Sign Language Interpreting agency.
Their aim is to remove the barriers to communication for Deaf People throughout Lanarkshire. You can contact them using the details provided.
Organisation: Lanarkshire Deaf Services
Address: Unit 40 Fountain Business Centre, Ellis Street, Coatbridge, ML5 3AA (Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10am-4pm)
Phone: 01236 604808
Listening and Communication Enhancement is a computerised, interactive software training program to improve the ear-to-brain muscle. LACE can assist in developing listening, communication and interaction skills for people with and without hearing loss.
The LACE program offers a variety of listening exercises to improve your listening skills when in noisy environments, listening to a speaker with fast speech and to fill any missed speech.
LACE can be downloaded onto your home PC and runs on Windows or Macintosh PCs. To find out more about purchasing LACE for your home, please visit: https://laceauditorytraining.com.
For information on battery collection points in North Lanarkshire, please see the attached document.
For information on hearing aid self-care sessions in North Lanarkshire, please see the associated document.
You may benefit from having a fire safety check if you have not had one recently. Strathclyde Fire and Rescue carry out free home fire safety visits and fit smoke alarms free of charge if required.
This can be arranged through Fire Scotland by calling their community safety free phone helpline on 0800 0731 999 or texting Check to 61611. Alternatively, visit their website by following the link www.firescotland.gov.uk/your-safety.
If hearing is a problem for you, there are alternative alarms that may work for you and can be fitted free of charge. If you'd like to find out more, contact a rehabilitation mobility officer via your local social work offices.
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
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"
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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