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South Lanarkshire’s Public Protection Team

By | 2018-03-13T13:54:14+00:00 March 13th, 2018|General News|

South Lanarkshire’s Public Protection team is looking to measure current attitudes and understanding of public protection across South Lanarkshire and would appreciate if you could take a few moments to complete this survey. We will use the information gathered in the survey to help us plan our work with public protection issues in South Lanarkshire [...]

Become a Living Wage Employer TODAY

By | 2018-03-08T13:48:13+00:00 March 8th, 2018|General News|

Calling all South Lanarkshire organisations, there is still an opportunity to receive Living Wage accreditation at a discounted rate. So far the discount has uplifted more employees in South Lanarkshire on to at least the real Living Wage. Therefore as a result of the discount, 11 South Lanarkshire employers were accredited - employing 130 people, [...]

Suicide Prevention Action Plan Save the Date

By | 2018-03-08T11:15:24+00:00 March 8th, 2018|General News|

As you will know, the Scottish Government is committed to developing and publishing a refreshed Suicide Prevention Action Plan this year.  Health Scotland are currently working with the Health and Social Care Academy and Samaritans on a series of pre engagement events to help inform the contents of the draft Action Plan. It has been [...]

Family Fund are hosting an iPad workshop in Glasgow

By | 2018-02-15T15:10:08+00:00 February 15th, 2018|General News|

You might be interested to learn that Family Fund are hosting an iPad workshop in Glasgow on Thursday 15 March which is free to parent carers raising disabled or seriously ill children who have an iPad. The workshop is designed to help people get the most from their tablets, and use them in ways that [...]

Carers of East Lothian (CoEL) – Carer Support Co-ordinator

By | 2018-02-08T15:18:20+00:00 February 7th, 2018|General News|

Could you help lead our team? Carer Support Coordinator Terms: 28 hours pw (but with some flexibility), £27,033 to £29,445 (pro rata), 6% matched pension, flexible working arrangements Carers of East Lothian in the lead organisation supporting people who provide unpaid care for family or friends who are disabled, frail or who have chronic health [...]

My Family and Alcohol

By | 2018-01-30T09:49:08+00:00 January 30th, 2018|General News|

Alcohol is something that is part of most people’s lives in Scotland, but have you ever considered the effect that alcohol can have on other people’s lives? My Family and Alcohol is for parents, wives, husbands, partners, grandparents , aunts, uncles, cousins.. basically any family member…. who is worried about alcohol in their lives. You may [...]

Val de Souza’s blog for January 2018 – Partnership qualities shine in trying times.

By | 2018-01-30T09:39:02+00:00 January 30th, 2018|General News|

Just some of the words I used in a recent blog to characterise partnership working, here in South Lanarkshire, during 2017. In the early days and weeks of 2018, once again, we’ve seen all those very qualities shine - as pressure on services reached unparalleled levels.  As the effects of winter illness and bad weather were [...]