Information and services
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The Harm Reduction Team is based in Coathill Hospital as part of the Coatbridge Social Work Locality, covering both North and South Lanarkshire. They provide services in clinics and satellite services across Lanarkshire.
Their philosophy is based firmly within a harm reduction and risk minimisation approach. This seeks first to reduce drug related harm, for example through providing clean injecting equipment (Needle Exchange Service) which may result in reduced drug use.
We aim to achieve a significant reduction in drug related deaths and reduce the sharing of injecting equipment.
This should result in reducing levels of blood borne virus infection, an improvement in personal health of drug users and improved general public health across North and South Lanarkshire.
The Harm Reduction service is open to anyone with a drug or alcohol problem, their family members or the wider community.
To find out clinic times, dates and opening hours by phoning any of the contact numbers below. Then simply walk in, drop in without the need for an appointment.
Our main office (non clinical) base is at:
Harm Reduction Team
Glen Nevis Unit
Phone: 01236 707738
Fax: 01236 707776
For Outreach contact:
North: 0781 0153940
South: 0788 4454961
NHS Inform provide information and support on drinking and alcohol through their 'healthy-living' section online. For more information, please visit www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/alcohol.
You have suggested that you are at risk of getting confused or muddled when you go out and may not be able to find your way home. Often talking this over with an organisation or with someone who understands this difficulty can either allay your fears or give you advice on what to do.
Alzheimer’s Scotland can give helpful advice, this is not to say your memory loss is dementia related, however this service will be able to give you advice and guidance on helping with these issues.
Organisation: Alzheimer's Scotland
Phone: 0808 808 3000
You have indicated that you do not go out as much as you used to because you don’t feel as comfortable talking to people. Often discussing this with an organisation or with someone who understands this difficulty can either allay your fears or give you advice on what to do.
Well informed is a service provided by North Lanarkshire Council. It is a relaxed and informal resource for people asking about mental health and well-being issues at a local level.
Organisation: Well Informed
Phone: 0800 073 0918
You have answered that you often forget mealtimes, or that you have already eaten. North Lanarkshire operates a meals on wheels service which would ensure meals are provided to you one to four times a week. Menus are varied and can accommodate special dietary requirements.
To find out more about the service you can visit www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk
Alternatively you can contact your local reception services:
- Email: AirdRecServices@northlan.gov.uk
- Phone: 01236 757000
- Email: BellRecServices@northlan.gov.uk
- Phone: 01698 346666
- Email: CoatRecServices@northlan.gov.uk
- Phone: 01236 622100
- Email: CumbRecServices@northlan.gov.uk
- Phone: 01236 638700
- Email: MothRecServices@northlan.gov.uk
- Phone: 01698 332100
- Email: ShottsRecServices@northlan.gov.uk
- Phone: 01501 824700
- Email: WishRecServices@northlan.gov.uk
- Phone: 01698 348200
You have mentioned that you may be feeling stressed or anxious due to a recent life event. If this is a result of your financial circumstances there is help and advice available at www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk
CABIA - Counselling & Benefits in Action
CABIA is a voluntary organisation which is dedicated to helping alleviate the severe pressures on people suffering financial hardship due to physical or mental disability and their carers.
Address: 81 Hallcraig Street, Airdrie, ML6 6AW
Phone: 01236 602 750 (Opening hours: Mon, Tues and Thurs 9:00 - 14:30)
You may also want to contact Citizens Advice Scotland for help and advice. You can find your local branch at: www.cas.org.uk/bureaux.
If you are a council tax payer and home owner, and you get either loft or cavity wall insulation from our approved supplier - British Gas, you will be entitled to a one-off £50 payment. You don't have to be a British Gas customer to benefit from this initiative but to qualify the insulation must be installed by them, specifically through the council tax rebate offer.
If you own your home and are interested in the scheme please call British Gas using the details below. There are a number of options available to owner occupiers when having energy saving measures carried out in their homes. The Councils own Energy Advice Unit will give impartial advice on the full range of subsidised options available for the installation of cavity wall and loft insulation. They also give general advice on other ways to reduce the cost of fuel bills and can explain the benefits of taking advantage of the increasing range of renewable energy technologies.
Organisation: British Gas
Phone: 0845 605 2535 (quote reference NLCT) (Lines are open 8am - 8pm Monday to Friday, 8am - 1pm Saturday)
If you are feeling lonely and it is affecting your life, there are different things you can try that may help.
Visit the following NHS websites for numerous suggestions on how you can try to overcome loneliness: www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/feeling-lonely/ or https://www.nhs.uk/every-mind-matters/lifes-challenges/loneliness/.
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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