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 registered with us can request a card.

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 session with a solicitor from Scullion Law to discuss guardianship, power of attorney, and will-writing. 

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

In addition to our normal telephone and online communication channels, Lanarkshire Carers also provide a virtual drop-in service for carers wishing to access carer support via a video call.

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.

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