Carer Support Workers based throughout Lanarkshire provide individual support to help carers manage and continue their caring role. This can cover a range of information about carers’ rights, services available, help with grants and benefits, accessing short breaks and someone who can offer advice and time to listen.
Lanarkshire Carers Centre is the main partner in the delivery of the Carers' Journey framework. Carers Journey is the tool that we use to help us to engage with carers to identify their needs and the support they may require. It encourages engagement at an early stage that focuses on identifying, assessing and supporting carers in a personalised way to achieve good outcomes that will assist them in their caring role. The Carers' Journey ensures that carer support needs are agreed and actions/services are put in place to achieve the agreed outcomes. This work has the potential to make a significant contribution to the new duties agreed within the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016.
Lanarkshire Carers Centre has a former carer policy that supports carers for up to 24 months after their caring role ends, depending on circumstances.
Our Hamilton Centre and Airdrie base are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm and operate a drop-in service for carers to visit and speak to someone about their caring role.
We also offer local outreaches and drop-in services with a Carer Support Worker at the following locations:
Black & Minority Ethnic Support drop-in service
Lanarkshire Central Mosque, Bellshill
2nd Thursday of every month from 10am to 12.30pm
Please contact Isbah Khan on 01698 428090/07780 926595 for more information.