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
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.
Find out more about our organisation here:
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
Find Local Services and Support
Being a Carer – Who is a Carer?
FOR CARERS INFORMATION REGARDING COVID-19 PLEASE VISIT OUR INFORMATION HUB HERE…
Carers Recent News Articles
From Friday 10th July wearing face will now also be mandatory in shops as well as public transport. However, you or the person you care for can be exempt for wearing a mask for one of the following reasons. If you have a disability or health conditions that means…read more
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
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…