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About Us

Definition of a Carer (North Lanarkshire Carers Strategy for Carers)

A carer is a person of any age who looks after family members, partners or friends in need of help because they are ill, frail, or have a disability and need support to live independently.  The care they provide is unpaid.

Our Pledge

‘To improve the lives of carers by actively linking carers and professionals in meaningful relationships.  We will working in partnership with North Lanarkshire Council, NHS Lanarkshire and the voluntary sector to influence policy development and service provision which affect carers and the people they care for.

Our Aims

  • To raise the profile of carers’ issues and needs locally and nationally
  • To influence policy development and service provision at the strategic planning stage
  • Establish innovative and meaningful consultation processes with carers and service providers
  • To represent the views of all carers, including the many young carers in North Lanarkshire
  • To provide accurate, relevant information and signposting for carers
  • To promote inclusion of all carers

Operating from our offices in Hope Street Motherwell, North Lanarkshire Carers Together is a Company Limited by Guarantee with Charitable Status (Scottish Charity No, SCO33795, and Company No. SC284126) and is a member organisation open to carers, professionals and carer supporters.