Services for Carers

Adult Carer Support Plan

The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 came into effect on 01 April 2018, extending and enhancing the rights of carers in Scotland to help improve their health and wellbeing so that they can continue to care, if they so wish, and have a life alongside caring.

BAME Carer Support

Our BAME Carer Service is a well-established service supporting carers from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities including Pakistani, Polish, Chinese, Indian, African and Arab communities.

Carer Activities and Events

Lanarkshire Carers run a number of activities and events for carers throughout the year. We also run tailored activities and events for specific groups of carers, such as Young Adult Carers, Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic Carers, and those caring for someone with a specific health condition.

Carer Card

Our Carer Card enables carers to access a wide range of offers and discounts from a variety of local retailers, suppliers and services. Any carer over the age of 18 providing unpaid care, who lives in Lanarkshire and is known to us can request a card.

Carer Counselling & Wellbeing Service

Lanarkshire Carers Carer Counselling and Wellbeing Service is a short focused intervention that can help you to achieve personal outcomes that might be important to you and manage the day-to-day demands of your caring role.

Carer Training Programme

Lanarkshire Carers training programme covers a range of topics to help carers feel confident in their caring role and look after their own health and wellbeing.

Carer Wellbeing

View our on-demand library of self–care videos and online external courses. You can access these at any time when you feel you could do with a bit of extra help.


Lanarkshire Carers has developed CarerSpace; an online portal for carers to start or continue their conversation with us and others about their caring role and support needs. 

The main aspect of CarerSpace is our Carer Conversation Toolkit – an online toolkit developed by carers for carers that helps you to explore various aspects of your life, focusing on what matters to you.

Lanarkshire Carers Call

Our volunteer-led Lanarkshire Carers Call service provides weekly, fortnightly, and monthly telephone calls to carers.

Legal Clinics

Occasionally carers can encounter legal issues that can be very daunting. Lanarkshire Carers offers carers a free 20-minute Legal Clinic appointment with a solicitor in partnership with Pomphreys Solicitors. These sessions can be used to discuss power of attorney, guardianship and will-writing. Carers can also receive legal advice on what to do after a death, as well as guidance on your assets and the cost of long-term care, even if you would just like to find out more about any of these legal services and why they are important.

Short Breaks Bureau

Lanarkshire Carers provides a range of information and support for carers to take a short break from caring.

Virtual Drop-In Service

Lanarkshire Carers provide a virtual drop-in service for carers wishing to access carer support via a video call. This one-click video call service is secure and confidential and runs in addition to our normal telephone support. This service is provided using the NHS Lanarkshire Attend Anywhere platform - Near Me.

Young Adult Carers

Lanarkshire Carers understands that the support needs of young adult carers may sometimes be different from those of other carers. We have a dedicated project for young adult carers.

Our services leaflet can be viewed by clicking on the image or by clicking here, which will give you an overview of our services.

Lanarkshire Carers Centre: Hamilton

Ground Floor Left
Princes Gate
60 Castle Street

Monday - Friday:
9:00am to 4:30pm

Lanarkshire Carers Centre: Airdrie

Airdrie Locality Support Services
92 Hallcraig Street

Monday - Friday:
9:00am to 4:30pm