IN RESPONSE TO THE CURRENT CORONAVIRUS SITUATION THE NLCT OFFICE IS NOW CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. WE ARE CONTINUING TO RESPOND TO EMAIL AND PHONE ENQUIRIES WHERE POSSIBLE. IF YOU REQUIRE INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR CARING ROLE PLEASE EMAIL: ENQUIRIES@CARERSTOGETHER.ORG OR CONTACT THE OFFICE ON 01698 404055. PLEASE NOTE, WE ARE NOT AN EMERGENCY SERVICE AND SO WHERE ANY CARERS OR OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS ARE UNABLE TO PROVIDE ESSENTIAL CARE TO SOMEONE WHO REQUIRES IT, THEY SHOULD CONTACT THEIR LOCAL SOCIAL WORK DEPARTMENT. PLEASE >> CLICK HERE << TO FIND OUT DETAILS OF YOUR NEAREST SOCIAL WORK OFFICE. FURTHERMORE, PLEASE VISIT OUR NEW COVID-19 INFORMATION HUB TO ACCESS A WIDE RANGE OF INFORMATION AND ADVICE TO ASSIST YOU THROUGHOUT THIS TIME AT THE FOLLOWING LINK…
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North Lanarkshire Carers Together pledges to improve the lives of carers within North Lanarkshire by actively linking carers and professionals together…
Did you know there is new law to support carers in Scotland? The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 was implemented in April 2018…
Welcome to North Lanarkshire Carers Together
North Lanarkshire Carers Carers Together pledges to improve the lives of carers within North Lanarkshire by actively linking carers and professionals in meaningful working relationships. Our organisation is a registered charity working in partnership with North Lanarkshire Council, NHS Lanarkshire and a wide range of third sector and national organisations to influence policy development and service provision, which affect both carers and the people they care for.
Who is a Carer?
A carer is someone who provides unpaid support to a family member, friend or neighbour. They may care for an older person, someone who is disabled, someone with a long-term condition, someone with a mental health difficulty or someone who is affected by alcohol or drug misuse. Carers can be any age, from children to older people and from every community and culture. Some carers may be disabled or have care needs themselves. They may be parents, spouses, grandparents, siblings, same sex partners, friends or neighbours. A young carer is a child or young person who has a significant role in looking after someone in their family. They may have practical caring responsibilities or be emotionally impacted by a family member’s needs.
The Role of a Carer
Carers have a unique role in the lives of the people they care for. They enable the people they care for to remain at home safely, independently and with dignity. The care they provide saves the Scottish taxpayer more than £10 billion a year – the costs of a second NHS. It is important therefore to recognise and support carers and enable them to continue with their caring role.
Did you know there is new law to support carers in Scotland? The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 was implemented in April 2018. The Act extends the rights for carers and young carers in Scotland, placing a duty on local health and social care partnerships to provide carers support to access their rights which are outlined on the following page…
Support for Carers
North Lanarkshire Carers Together recognises that as a Carer you may require a varied supports to sustain you in your caring role and we offer a wide range of services to assist regardless of whether you are new to caring or have been providing unpaid care and support for a number of years.
Carers Recent News Articles
A new national helpline is being set up to provide essential assistance to those who don’t have a network of support but who are at high risk of contracting COVID-19. The service – which opens tomorrow (Tuesday) – will offer help…read more
People who care for loved ones with serious health conditions are to be given protective gear by the Scottish Government in a bid to protect those most at-risk from coronavirus…read more
North Lanarkshire families and carers asked to help with recently discharged hospital patients. People in North Lanarkshire are being asked to help where possible if a loved one, friend or someone they care for has recently…read more
Our Partners & Accreditations
During 1999, North Lanarkshire Council collaborated with various Carer groups to develop the North Lanarkshire Strategy for Carers. There was support then for the…
North Lanarkshire Carers Together is a member of the Coalition of Carers in Scotland (COCIS) and works in partnership with them in relation to promoting and developing…