Are you a Carer?
We can help you…

Currently approximately 1 in 7 of the Scottish population provide care and support to a family member, friend or neighbour. Many people don’t recognise themselves as Carers. You don’t have to be related to, or live with, the person you care for. Carers come from all walks of life, all cultures and can be any age. When you become an unpaid Carer, it might be hard to know where to start. Coping day to day and responding to the needs of others can be difficult.

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The Network Office may be closed to the public
due to the coronavirus
but we are still here to help.

Staff are working from home

(office hours are 9:00am-4:30pm)

Please contact us on 07857 105238 or 07542 480116

These are mobile numbers but if you call and leave your number we will call you back or you can email us at info@slcn.co.uk

SOMEONE WILL GET BACK TO YOU.

Week one of homeworking for all staff at the Network, the emails and calls are still coming in from carers and partners alike.

Remember you can also access information by visiting our Facebook at
https://www.facebook.com/slcarers and twitter on @slcarers
The Networks website, twitter and Facebook are updated continuously.
If you have any information you think we should be sharing please
email to info@slcn.co.uk

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Service Update – Coronavirus COVID-19

As we face unprecedented times with the pandemic of Coronavirus COVID-19,

South Lanarkshire Carers Network (SLCN) is continually monitoring the public health advice as it becomes available from local and national governments,and health bodies including the World Health Organisation (WHO).
In light of the advice available to date, we have taken the decision to close our office and amend how we deliver information services to unpaid carers for the foreseeable future. Our priority is to ensure the carers who access our services and our staff who deliver them, are kept safe. Unfortunately this means that our upcoming Carers Meeting scheduled for Thursday 26th March at Fairhill Lifestyles, Hamilton has been cancelled.

Over the coming few weeks, carers can contact staff during our normal office hours

Monday – Friday, 9am to 4.30pm using 07857 105 238 (Pauline) and 07542 480 116 (Jo).

We will continue to keep our website (www.slcn.co.uk) and social media pages (Facebook: South Lanarkshire Carers Network; Twitter: @slcarers) up-to-date with available health advice, and on our services at guidance develops. Our emails will continue to be monitored and carers can email info@slcn.co.uk with any questions or for updates.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and endeavour to ensure you have access to up-to-date advice on how to keep you and the people you care for safe and well during this difficult time.

For South Lanarkshire Council please visit: – https://www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk/

For NHS please visit: – www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19

Network News

For the latest edition of the Network News please visit:-
https://slcn.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Issue-50-October-2019-Final.pdf

Join us at our
Carers Meetings

The Network hold Carers meetings on the first Thursday of the month with the exception of July’s being the second Thursday. These meetings are to give carers a chance to get some peer support by talking to other carers.

Meetings are also a chance to talk about the issues you are experiencing in your caring role.

No need to book just pop along.

These meetings are bi-monthly in either the Hamilton or East Kilbride area. Check above for next meeting date and venue.

Amazon Smile

SLCN is registered with Amazon Smile to enable the Network to raise money to directly help our work with Unpaid Carers while we shop online.
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.co.uk  The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charity of your choice.  Every penny really does count for SLCN.

Support South Lanarkshire Carers Network Limited by starting your shopping at https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/SC029663
This is a direct link to our charity.  Please note no personal details are passed to us by Amazon – Thank you

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Call us on 01698 285163
or email info@slcn.co.uk

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