What is the time commitment that will be expected from me as a full member?
No time commitment is placed on a full member. Carers can be involved at any stage of their caring journey, in ways that suit their circumstances and interests.
What type of meeting will I be expected to attend when I am a full member?
It is not mandatory that those with full memberships need to attend meetings, but you will be invited to our AGM, to attend focus and topic groups, consultative and advisory groups throughout the year as well as miscellaneous meetings regarding specific projects/development work.
How do I change from full membership to affiliate if my circumstances change?
Members can contact us in the usual ways to change their membership preference.
Do I have to give notice if I want to change my type of membership?
No, you do not have to give notice but please contact us to amend your preference.
Is there an annual subscription or fee to become a full member?
No, you will not be required to pay anything for membership.
Will I get a better service being a full member?
All of our members, full or affiliate membership will receive the same service from Lanarkshire Carers.
Do I need to declare that I have full membership to anyone?
No, this will be recorded on our Carer Information System (CIS).
Can I be a full member just so I can have voting rights?
Yes. Full membership gives you voting rights at the Annual General Meeting (AGM)
As an affiliate member, will I be still able to attend the AGM even though I will not be able to vote?
Yes, both affiliate and full members can attend but only full members are able to vote.
Do I need to register on an annual basis that I wish to have full membership?
No, once you have made your preference for membership this will remain your choice until you decide otherwise when you would contact the centre to make your choice known.
What will happen if I do not reply by the date given on the letter/email regarding membership?
Your membership will automatically default to affiliate member. You can update this at any time by contacting us.
I am no longer in a caring role, can I still be a member?
You have to be in an active caring role to be a member at Lanarkshire Carers and use the services available.