BAME Carer Support

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.

Our multilingual BAME staff works across Lanarkshire to identify, engage, inform, advise and support carers to access available services.  This includes:

  • Provision of information, advice, and support in multilingual formats (the current BAME staff team offers support in 5 languages)
  • Carer Training provision offered in different languages
  • Carers Wellbeing Call service delivered by volunteers in three languages
  • On-demand language access in more than 240 languages through spoken interpretation via Language Line and written translation
  • Engagement, involvement and representation for BAME carers in local and national forums
  • Partnership and collaboration in Lanarkshire, nationally and UK wide
  • Awareness-raising, information and cultural events
  • Empowering, enabling and tackling inequalities

This is one of very few BAME dedicated services in Scotland and is recognised for best practice amongst Carers Trust network partners, National Carers organisations and wider stakeholders.

We have a dedicated phone line to support carers who speak Urdu, Punjabi or Hindi: 07780926595

Upcoming Events and Activities

Carers Week - Funtastic Fusion Family Fun Day

Lanarkshire Carers Equality and Diversity Carer Support Service is hosting Funtastic Fusion, a family fun day for carers from minority ethnic backgrounds and their families on Saturday 08 June at Forgewood Community Centre from 11am - 2:30pm to launch Carers Week 2024.  The event will have a have a focus on celebrating diverse cultures, improving health outcomes and relaxing fun interactive activities for the whole family and a range of information stalls.

Book a place

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