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Carers Right Day 24th November

By | 2017-11-13T15:38:22+00:00 October 27th, 2017|General News|

 Carers Right Day 2017:  24th November      This year's Carers Rights Day is taking place on Friday 24 November.  Sign up now to hold an event to help Carers find out about their rights. Having the right information at the right time can make a huge difference when you are looking after someone. The [...]

SLCN AGM

By | 2017-10-20T09:45:49+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|

South Lanarkshire Carers Network held their Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 18th October in Blantyre Miners Welfare, a new Board was elected and executive Directors will be elected at the next board meeting on 25th October. Pictured are Bill and Betty Addies, Claire Cairns from the Coalition of Carers and Tommy Whitelaw from Alliance Scotland [...]

Carers (Scotland) Act 2016

By | 2017-10-19T13:52:58+00:00 October 19th, 2017|SLCN News|

The Carers (Scotland) Act will be commenced on April 1, 2018. The package of provisions in the Act is designed to support carers’ health and well-being. These include, amongst other things: A duty on local authorities to provide support to carers, based on the carer’s identified needs which meet the local eligibility criteria. National matters which [...]

Poverty Challenge Week

By | 2017-10-24T14:02:24+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Latest Developments|

If you could take a few minutes to complete the survey below, to help assess the benefits and test the impact of last week’s Stick Your Labels campaign. Your views matter and the findings from the survey will be used to influence future awareness raising activity aimed at tackling the stigma of poverty. https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=150832944400

Anticipatory Care Plan National Launch in Lanarkshire

By | 2017-10-17T08:44:26+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Latest Developments|

Anticipatory Care Planning (ACP) is about thinking ahead and understanding your health. It’s about knowing how to use services better and it helps you make choices about your future care. Planning ahead can help you be more in control and manage any changes in your health and well-being.  Talking to the people who matter to [...]

Minister for Social Security, answers Carers’ questions

By | 2017-10-13T14:39:41+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The Minister for Social Security, Jeanne Freeman, has recorded an update for carers on the plans for social security in Scotland. In it she sets out the plans and timescales for setting up a social security agency in Scotland and taking over the 11 devolved benefits by 2020. She also answers questions which were [...]

South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnership is hosting a Christmas Fayre

By | 2017-10-10T08:15:10+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Latest Developments|

South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnership is hosting a Christmas Fayre on 6th December 2017, 1pm – 3pm, in the Banqueting Hall, Partnership HQ, Almada Street, Hamilton. Everyone is welcome . . .So, save the date in your diary and drop in for a mince pie, cuppa and catch up with colleagues from across [...]