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This section provides a range of local services and well-being information for you to find advice or seek further assistance to support your health.
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The NL Locator provides details on a variety of different activities such as fitness classes, arts and crafts, social groups, etc. You can view activities in your local area.
Diabetes UK Support Groups provide support and information to people with diabetes and their families.
Locally there is a group based in Wishaw (01698 748616) and a Lanarkshire Family Diabetes Support Group, visit the website here.
If you have difficulty knowing which medicines to take at particular times, some pharmacies and chemists provide a free service which may be helpful to you.
The pharmacist will prepare your prescribed medicines in a secure and easy-to-use weekly pack (though you may be given several weeks supply at once). These packs have clearly marked day and dosage times and all the medicines you need to take at one time are together in an individual section, making taking the medication much easier.
You may want to also consider a product that will give you an audible alarm to remind you to take your medication.
If you need reassurance feeling safe around the home, you may want to consider a telecare and community alarm assessment, which can provide help when you need urgent assistance.
Please see this section of Making Life Easier for further help by following the link here.
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.
For information on local services please visit www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk [Home> Social care and health> Services for older people]
The Princess Royal Trust Lanarkshire carers centre provides support to carers by giving them relief from isolation, help to care for their own health and wellbeing, and a voice in planning and developing centre services.
Organisation: The Princess Royal Trust Lanarkshire
Phone (Hamilton): 01698 428090
Phone (Airdrie): 01236 755550
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 Jack and Jill Support Group exists to offer friendship and support to families or carers of children with special needs. The group meets on Thursdays from 10am-12noon.
Phone: 01698 842 215
Address: Orbiston Neighbourhood Centre, Busby Road, Bellshill
Partners in Play provide a range of services to ensure that children and young people with disabilities can have access to the same recreational opportunities as their peers. They are based in Motherwell and if you'd like to find out more, use the details below.
Website: Partners in Play
Phone: 01698 277600
Hope for Autism maintains specialist services for young people with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder and those who care for them within North Lanarkshire. They encourage a better understanding of the condition through providing group sessions, support groups and a Befrienders project.
For more information, please visit their website by following the link here.
North Lanarkshire Speak Easy has a self help support group which focuses on those who have had Laryngectomees. The self help support group meets on the first Wednesday of the month at Pather Community Centre, Caledonian Road, Wishaw.
For more information, please call Ann Muir (Secretary) on 01555 893184 or visit their website by clicking the link here.
Befriend in Bellshill provides companionship and support, through home visits, to elderly or disabled people in Bellshill and surrounding areas who may experience loneliness or isolation. All befrienders are trained volunteers who have undergone an advanced security check. This service is only available in the Bellshill area.
For more information or to volunteer, please phone on 01698 573251.
North Lanarkshire Disability Forum provides information and advice on all aspects of disability. They can provide a home visit and an advocacy service. If you'd like to find out more, please get in touch by using the following information.
Phone: 01698 275710
Address: 42 Civic Square, Motherwell, ML1 1TP
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