Information and services
You can obtain independent energy saving advice from the Energy Saving Trust Scotland. You may also find the Home Energy Efficiency Programme for Scotland (also known as HEEPS) helpful. More information on this can be found on the Energy Saving Trust website under the Home Energy Scotland tab. This is the new Scottish Government initiative to tackle fuel poverty and increase energy efficiency in homes.
Organisation: Energy Saving Trust Scotland
Phone: 0800 512 012
All North Lanarkshire residents who do not have English as their first language can take part in English language classes to help them in everyday life.
These classes cover reading, writing, speaking and listening.
For more information please visit the following link: https://www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/learning-in-the-community/adult-learning/english-second-or-other-language-esol
Contact Community Learning & Development Partnership tel: 01236 812595 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
'Expeerience Counts' Peer Support Workers will create an environment which empowers people to take control of their own recovery. Peer Support workers will support people to develop their own individualised recovery action plans and work towards personal goals over a period of around 6 months.
Another aspect to the 'Expeerience Counts' service is that Community Link workers will link individuals into their local communities and can also offer support to anyone wishing to access North Lanarkshire's 'Well Connected' Domains.
Organisation: Expeerience Counts
Phone (Motherwell): 01698 265 659
Phone (Airdrie): 01236 439417
Regular eye tests detect any issues with your vision and if necessary your Optomotrist will refer you to an eye specialist called an Ophthalmologist. Your Ophthamologist will diagnose your condition and advise of treatments. If your sight loss is at a particular level you may meet the criteria for certification as sight impaired or severely sight impaired. Only your Ophthalmologist in the hospital can determine this.
For further information, contact a Rehabilitation and Mobility Officer at your local Social Work Office.
Airdrie Sensory Impairment
Tel: 01236 856000
Coatbridge Sensory Impairment
Tel: 01236 856110
Cumbernauld Sensory Impairment
Tel: 01236 856170
Bellshill Sensory Impairment
Tel: 01698 403520
Motherwell Sensory Impairment
Tel: 01698 274470
Wishaw Sensory Impairment
Tel: 01698 274430
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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