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Summary of Annual General Meeting and Conference

"Forward Thinking for 25 Years"

Thank you to everyone who attended our AGM and Annual Conference on Monday 21 September 2020 we were delighted to hold our first virtual AGM with 124 carers, staff, board members and professionals from across Lanarkshire and beyond in attendance.

Click the image on the left to view our Annual Report for 2019 - 2020.

The report highlights some of the key achievements of the organisation during the reporting period and more details about our work, including our COVID-19 response and our focus for the future.

Feedback from those who attended the event has been extremely positive and we look forward to delivering further events of this nature with carers and professionals in the near future.

If you would like more information on anything covered at our AGM or would like more information on the services we provide, please contact Lanarkshire Carers by phone or email:

If you require any of this information in a more accessible format or translated, please get in touch with us also.

If you were unable to attend we have provided an overview of the event including the pre-recorded sessions on our website, which can be viewed by clicking here.

Lanarkshire Carers shaped for the future

You will notice that our brand has been updated. As an affiliated network partner of Carers Trust for the past 25 years, we have grown into the successful organisation we are today.

Carers Trust has recently rebranded and our new look and operating name will complement and comply with this. Our brand reflects our status as an independent organisation delivering innovative services in new ways, retaining our affiliation to Carers Trust and aligned to all of the national carer organisations. Consultation and development over the past year has led to the new look for the organisation agreed by the board and welcomed by the team. We need an image that better reflects us and the services we provide with and for carers in Lanarkshire.

We want others to see us and refer to us, know what we do and understand how we do it. Lanarkshire Carers is more than just a centre; a building or static point of access. Our services are varied, personalised and available in many formats and cover all areas of Lanarkshire. Many carers and stakeholders refer to us as ‘Lanarkshire Carers’ already and adopting this as our operating name makes sense.

We are in the process of updating our brand across our online platforms, including our information and publicity materials and our centres. Please bear with us whilst we make these changes.

Lanarkshire Carers are Recruiting

Now celebrating 25 years in Lanarkshire, we are recruiting for a number of vacancies and have opportunities to join an organisation where you will be supported, valued and well rewarded. Our personal outcome based service delivery model is currently supporting all staff to work remotely from home. Post holders will be based between our centres in Hamilton and Airdrie, offices in Hamilton and localities throughout Lanarkshire. All staff work on an outreach basis in community venues across Lanarkshire.

Our staff team, many of whom are carers themselves, are committed to making caring a positive experience. Our Board of Governors are committed to making Lanarkshire Carers a great place to work. Lanarkshire Carers works flexibly and is a carer positive employer. A workplace pension scheme is available

Lanarkshire Carers is recruiting for the following posts:

  • Carer Services Assistant Manager
  • Business Administration Worker
  • Carer Support Worker/s
  • BAME Carer Support Worker/s
  • Short Breaks Bureau Link Worker
  • Carer Voice and Engagement Link Worker
  • Information Worker
Application packs and more information regarding all these positions can be downloaded by clicking here.

Interviews will be held using Microsoft Teams and all applicants will require access to a compatible internet-connected device and a stable internet connection. Interview dates for each position will be notified to those that are shortlisted.

Protect Scotland App

The Protect Scotland app from NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect is a free, mobile phone app designed help break the chains of infection, speeding up the process of identifying people at risk of catching coronavirus and reducing its ability to spread.

Features:

  • When you use the app, you will be alerted if you have been in close contact with another app user who has tested positive for coronavirus.
  • You can also anonymously warn other app users whom you have been in close contact with, if you test positive for the virus.
  • The app uses Bluetooth technology so it does not know your identity or location.
By downloading and using the Protect Scotland app, alongside existing public health and contact tracing measures, you can help to stop the spread of the virus in Scotland.

If we all play our part, we can all help protect ourselves, our families and Scotland against coronavirus.

Download the free app from the App Store or Google Play today by clicking the links below:

Click here to download for Apple Phones

Click here to download for Android Phone

For further information on how the app works please click here.

Copyright © 2020 Lanarkshire Carers Centre Ltd. All rights reserved.
Registered Office: Unit 1a Princes Gate, 60 Castle Street, Hamilton, ML3 6BU
Charity Number: SCO29160 | Company Number: SC209296

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