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South Lanarkshire Carers Service – Upcoming Surgeries

As part of the new South Lanarkshire Carers Advocacy Service for adults caring for adults with mental health issues, we will be holding surgeries in South Lanarkshire.

We currently have some surgeries which will be taking place at South Lanarkshire Carers Network in Hamilton on 28th June, 26th July, 30th August between 10am and 1pm.

To arrange an appointment or find out more please contact The Advocacy Project on 0141 420 0961. We hope to arrange more surgeries soon and will post updates on this.

Spring Holiday

The office will be closed on the following days for the Spring Holidays:

Friday 25th May
Monday 28th May

We will be open as usual other than the days listed.

Scottish Learning Disability Week 2018

Scottish National Learning Disability Week will be held from 14th – 20th May and is hosted by the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability.

This year the theme is ‘My Generation’, and will focus on the experience’s of young people living with learning disabilities in Scotland. It also allows older people with learning disabilities to reflect upon how much Scotland has changed during their lifetime.

For more information, please click here.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 is taking place from 14th to 20th May.

This year the campaign, hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, is focusing on stress. According to studies, two thirds of us experience a mental health issue at some point throughout our lives, and stress is a key factor in this.

Stress can affect our day to day lives, and if we try and address it, we can go a long way to tackle other mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. The campaign looks at ways in which we can reduce stress and improve our mental health.

For more information, please click here.

South Lanarkshire Carers Advocacy Service

We are now able to provide advocacy support to carers within the South Lanarkshire area.

This service is now available to adults aged 16 or over, who currently reside in South Lanarkshire, and are caring for adults with Mental Health Issues. As part of this service, we can offer meetings with people within their own homes or the most suitable venue for them.

For more information regarding this service or to make a referral, you can call us on 0141 420 0961 or email us at enquiry@theadvocacyproject.org.uk

May Day Holiday

Please note that the office will be closed on Monday 7th May.

It will reopen as normal on Tuesday 8th May.

Independent Advocacy in Social Security

On 25th April MSPs will vote on Amendment 35 of the Social Security Bill. This allows The Scottish Government to regulate advocacy services. We believe this would affect the independent nature of advocacy and be a conflict of interests.

To oppose the amendment you can contact your MSP and ask that as your representative in Parliament they vote against this amendment. You can do this by simply clicking here and popping in your details and constituency and an email will automatically be sent to your local MSP.

Thanks in advance for your support.

Easter Holidays

Please note that the office will be closed on Friday 30th March and Monday 2nd April for the Easter Period.

North Lanarkshire Service Update

From 1st February 2018, independent advocacy for younger adults (16 – 64) with a disability living in North Lanarkshire will be provided by:

North Lanarkshire Advocacy Service

Their contact details are:

Phone: 01698 358 245

Address: 51 Kirk Rd, Wishaw, ML2 7BL,

Website: www.equalsay.org

Adults aged 65 or over should contact Equals Advocacy

Festive Holidays

The office will be closed on the following days over the festive period:

Monday 25th December
Tuesday 26th December
Friday 29th December (half-day)
Monday 1st January
Tuesday 2nd January

We will be open as usual other than the days listed.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2018.

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