North Lanarkshire Carers Together

North Lanarkshire Carers Together pledges to improve the lives of carers within North Lanarkshire by actively linking carers and professionals together…

Carers Rights

Did you know there is new law to support carers in Scotland? The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 was implemented in April 2018…

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Welcome to North Lanarkshire Carers Together

Carers have the right to be informed, heard and their views considered. We aim to make a positive difference to the lives of carers in North Lanarkshire through the provision of information alongside our carer representation and campaigning work. Our organisation is a registered charity working in partnership with Health and Social Care North 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.

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Who is a Carer?

Under the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016, which is the new law to support carers in Scotland, you are considered to be a carer if you are looking after a family member or friend who cannot manage alone due to a long term condition or disability. Carers can be any age, from children to older people and from every community and culture. They may be parents, spouses, grandparents, siblings, same sex partners, friends or neighbours. Click the following link to read more about what being a carer can involve:

Do You Know Your Rights as a Carer?

How We Can Help You as a Carer

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Carers Recent News Articles

Short Breaks Report Launched

Short Breaks Report Launched

NLCT were commissioned by Health and Social Care North Lanarkshire to carry out a Short Breaks Consultation with carers. In May and June 2023, we consulted with a total of 177 carers, gaining valuable insights into what carers understand about short breaks, and what...

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Carer Breather Referral Guide Launched

Carer Breather Referral Guide Launched

North Lanarkshire Carers Together (NLCT) has launched the new referral guide for Carer Breather projects across North Lanarkshire for 2023-2025. Carer Breather projects support unpaid carers to have time out of their caring role in their local communities, or North...

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During 1999, North Lanarkshire Council collaborated with various Carer groups to develop the North Lanarkshire Strategy for Carers. There was support then for the…

Carer Engagement

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…