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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 [...]

Turning Ideas Into Action – Our Place Our Plan Survey

By | 2018-01-22T14:23:09+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|General News|

South Lanarkshire Partnership is beginning a programme of activities working closely with individuals and communities to develop neighbourhood plans. People living in Springhall, Whitlawburn, Hillhouse, Udston, Burnbank and Strutherhill are being asked to take part in a short survey. The survey presents 4 Big Questions and asks residents to consider and share their hopes for [...]

Christmas day care at Kello Hospital

By | 2017-12-20T13:39:49+00:00 December 20th, 2017|General News|

NHS Lanarkshire Charge Nurse, Agnes Erskine is putting others before herself this winter by working Christmas and Boxing Day at the Minor Injuries Unit in Kello Hospital, Biggar. Instead of tucking into a festive lunch and settling down to watch the Queen’s speech, Agnes will be on duty, ready to help patients in need of [...]

Give the gift of life this Christmas

By | 2017-12-20T12:51:11+00:00 December 20th, 2017|General News|

Lanarkshire residents are being urged to give the gift of life this Christmas, by joining the Organ Donor Register.  Last year, 431 people had their lives transformed through organ donation. There are currently approximately 580 people with life-threatening illnesses who are on the transplant waiting list.  NHS Lanarkshire medical director, Dr Iain Wallace, who is [...]

Hamilton Academical Football Clubs Winter Wonderland

By | 2017-12-13T15:06:53+00:00 December 13th, 2017|General News|

Secret Santa has been following us and has spoken with Lisa’s charity about all the work that we do in the community and along with the charity, today has dropped off HUNDREDS of TOYS for all the boys and girls for their Christmas. Hamilton Academical Football Clubs McCarthy and McArthur suite will be transformed into [...]

Home Energy Scotland

By | 2017-12-13T14:53:56+00:00 December 13th, 2017|General News|

Home Energy Scotland (HES) is a free energy advice service funded by the Scottish Government and managed by Energy Saving Trust. We deliver impartial telephone and face-to-face advice to households across Scotland. Based at each of our five advice centres, our community liaison teams can: Help you and the people you support with over-the-phone and face-to-face advice [...]

Scottish Government’s Aspiring Communities Fund Survey

By | 2017-12-13T14:08:19+00:00 December 13th, 2017|General News|

A working group of five local organisations are embarking on research to understand the need for complementary community based support for 14-18 year olds with mild to moderate mental health needs in South Lanarkshire's most deprived areas (bottom 15% SIMD).  The research is funded by the Scottish Government's Aspiring Communities Fund with a view to [...]