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 Training for BAME Carers

Woodcraft Wellbeing

(6 Week Course, W/C Tuesday 16 April 2024, 11:30am - 2pm)

A six week programme of wellbeing in local woodlands. By the end of six weeks, participants will have a toolbox of strategies and activities to improve their wellbeing inside and out! Each week we introduce a new wellbeing strategy and a woodland activity to try.

Tuesday 16 April - Week 1: Mindful Walking
Tuesday 23 April - Week 2: Therapeutic Nature Photography
Tuesday 30 April - Week 3: Mindful Bushcraft
Tuesday 07 May - Week 4: Guided Nature Meditation
Tuesday 14 May - Week 5: Firelighting for Relaxation
Tuesday 21 May - Week 6: Foraging Happy

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