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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
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
Cocaine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using cocaine and all other mind-altering substances. There are no dues or fees for membership; we are fully self supporting through our own contributions. We are not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organisation, or institution. We do not wish to engage in any controversy and we neither endorse nor oppose any causes.
Our primary purpose is to stay free from cocaine and all other mind-altering substances, and to help others achieve the same freedom. We use the Twelve Step Recovery Program, because it has already been proven that the Twelve Step Recovery Program works.
For more information and to seek support, use the contact details below. The Cocaine Anonymous UK Helpline is answered 10am - 10pm every day.
Organisation: Cocaine Anonymous
Phone: 0300 111 2285 or 0800 612 0225
Alzheimer's Scotland provides advice and support to people with dementia and their carers, they also provide carer education and outreach support.
Organisation: Alzheimer's Scotland
Address: 64 Dalziel Street, Motherwell, ML1 1PJ
Phone: 01698 275300
The living well with Dementia Café has now been up and running since August 2011 and regularly gets up to 50 people attending. It is aimed at those with dementia as well as those with memory concerns. It provides an informal and relaxed environment where people who have a diagnosis of dementia, as well as those worried about their memory, their carers, and informal care givers, can ask questions and get information and advice from health professionals about any memory issues they may have.
We want to reduce the stigma of a dementia diagnosis and give those with dementia – and other memory problems – their families, and informal carers, a place where they can gather, share their experiences and get some practical support in a friendly setting. Visitors will be able to pop into the cafe at their leisure and speak informally to a wide range of professionals and discuss all aspects of memory problems and get signposted to relevant services.
The cafe is open from 1pm to 4pm in Motherwell Football Club’s Centenary Suite on the first Friday of every month.
Organisation: Dementia Cafe
Address: Centenary Suite, Motherwell Football Club, Fir Park Stadium, Firpark Street, Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, ML1 2QN
Phone: 01698 269649
The Dementia Research Group is one of the UK's centres for clinical research into dementia. It is based at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, which is the lead centre for trialling new drugs to slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease (which causes the majority of dementia).
For further information, please visit their website by following the link: www.ucl.ac.uk/drc/.
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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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