SPT operates 34 wheelchair-accessible buses that pick up disabled or infirm people of all ages from their homes, providing them with transport to their destinations. They also operate nine MyBus services.
MyBus is an on-demand bus service for people of all ages who live in rural areas, with limited or no other public transport links, and who have difficulty using standard buses. The service provides direct links between specific rural areas, as well as from rural areas to town centres.
For more information, follow the link below.
A Disabled Person's Railcard cannot be issued at stations. To get a card, complete the application form at the back of the "Rail travel made easy" leaflet, or get in touch by using the following information.
Website: Disabled Persons Railcard
Phone: 0845 6050525
Text: 0845 6010132
You may benefit from having a fire safety check if you have not had one recently. Strathclyde Fire and Rescue carry out free home fire safety visits and fit smoke alarms free of charge if required.
This can be arranged through Fire Scotland by calling their community safety free phone helpline on 0800 0731 999 or texting Check to 61611. Alternatively, visit their website by clicking here.
If hearing is a problem for you, there are alternative alarms that may work for you and can be fitted free of charge. If you'd like to find out more, contact a rehabilitation mobility officer via your local social work offices.
North Lanarkshire Carers Together is an organisation that represents carers interests, and works to improve the quality of their lives. Membership is available to anyone in North Lanarkshire who is a carer in any capacity.
The group is based in Motherwell and if you'd like to get in contact, please phone 01698 404055 for further information.
The Parkinsons Self Help Group (PSHG) provides people with Parkinson’s, as well as their carer’s and families, with information and advice on all aspects of living with their condition to improve their quality of life. They do this through friendship, encouragement and social activities.
For more information, please phone on 01236 766350 or visit their website by following the link here.
Dementia Café is a free café where you can meet people and access information and support. For more information, please contact Alzheimer Scotland by using the following details.
Phone: 01698 275300
The Dementia Research Group is one of the UK's centres for clinical research into dementia. It is based at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, which is the lead centre for trialling new drugs to slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease (which causes the majority of dementia).
For further information, please visit their website by following the link here.
Alzheimer's Scotland give advice and support to people with dementia and their carers. The services they provide include: information, advice, support, carer education and outreach support. To find out more, please get in touch by using the following information.
Phone: 01698 275300
Address: Old Town Hall, High Road, Motherwell ML1 3HU
You may be entitled to carers allowance if you currently care for a person who receives attendance allowance (various rates) or disabled living allowance. This person does not need to live with/be related to you.
This weekly allowance is a taxable benefit. Claim forms are available through your local Job Centre Plus (0845 604 3719) and Pension Services (0845 606 0265), or contact your local Social Work office for an appointment with a Welfare Rights Officer.
You have mentioned that you are experiencing low mood or starting to lose interest in the things you once enjoyed.
Don’t keep this to yourself, try talking to your family or friends about this concern. If, however, you feel that you would like to talk to someone outside of your situation, please contact the "Well-Informed" service.
Well-informed will listen and talk to you in complete confidence, as well as help you to think about possible solutions. The service is available Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.
If you'd like to find out more, please get in touch by using the information below.
Phone: 0800 073 0918
Address: 21 A721, Motherwell, ML1 1RT
If you need urgent out of hours assistance, call NHS24 on 111.
You can also find contacts for a range of different organisations on the 'Get Help Now' section of the Elament website, which you can visit by following the link here.
Alcohol Focus Scotland is Scotland’s national charity working to reduce the harm caused by alcohol. The website contains information of national and local organisations who may be able to help, and also has sections containing Alcohol information, and advice on getting help.
Please click here for further information.
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