Suicide prevention - share your views on what can and should be done. Background: Over the last year, the Scottish Government has been gathering views on how to build on the existing range of national and local activities to raise awareness of suicide and its prevention, provide support to those experiencing distress and support to [...]
You may be aware of the changes to Universal Credit announced in this week’s budget including - From January 2018, claimants will be able to access up to a month’s worth of universal credit within five days via an interest-free advance, and the recovery period will be extended from six months to twelve months. (New claimants in [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Big thank you to all who came along to the Carers Information Fayre in Carluke on Tuesday 22nd August, it was a very successful day, there were 21 organisations with their information tables and 65 Carers in attendance. Even the guide dog Preston came along.