Information and services
Lanarkshire Deaf Club provides support and advice for deaf people of all ages, from interpreting services and sign language training to information about hearing aids. The club also hosts a range of social events, clubs and societies. If you'd like to get in touch, please use the following information.
Address: The Daisy Park Centre, 105 Roman Road, Motherwell, ML1 1EA
Coatbridge Deaf Club meet every week at Deaf Services Lanarkshire. There is ladies club which meets on Tuesday afternoons from 1pm – 3pm, a men's club which meets on Wednesday afternoons from 1pm-3pm, as well as club for everyone which meets on Friday nights 6pm – 9pm (approx).
To find out more, please get in touch by using the following details.
Phone/ Fax: 01236 604808
Address: Unit 9, Fountain Business Centre, Ellis St Coatbridge ML5 3AA
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
The community alarm service helps people living in North Lanarkshire who need some extra support to stay in their own homes with the security of knowing that they can call for help in an emergency, such as a fall or an illness, at any time of the day or night.
For more information please visit: www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/adults/community-alarm-service.
Whatever your eye problem your first port of call should be an optometrist (optician). An optometrist is the best person to assess urgent eye problems, check for eye disorders and treat eye conditions. They have the professional training and necessary equipment to assess most eye problems.
Community optometry practices (opticians) have resumed providing routine eye care services in all settings. This includes regular eye examinations and contact lens check-ups.
You can self-present to any community optometrist in Lanarkshire although it is advised that you call first to arrange an appointment to allow the practice to comply with safe distancing regulations. In some cases you can be offered advice by telephone, or you book into a practice to be seen.
All practices are able to manage a wide range of conditions. Some practices will have a prescribing optometrist available allowing for more complex treatments to be offered.
Most optometrists are part of the Lanarkshire Eye-health Network Scheme (LENS). The optometrists who are part of the LENS can offer an appointment and assessment service for any concerns you may have.
For more information please visit: www.nhslanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk/community-optician.
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
Those registered as sight impaired, severely sight impaired or those on qualifying benefits can access free/reduced travel Scotland Wide. For further information, please see the following website: www.transport.gov.scot/concessionary-travel/60plus-or-disabled/#37401
Reduced companion fares are also available for people who meet the criteria.
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: www.spt.co.uk/bus/mybus/
Scotrail offer a service which supports individuals who have visual impairments, for more information please see www.scotrail.co.uk/plan-your-journey/accessible-travel
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The following website has a form for contacting North Lanarkshire Council about adult social care services.
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Virtual & telephone support service, along with cancer packs service, available for people affected by cancer in Lanarkshire.
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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.
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