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Lanarkshire Carers:
Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Annual Conference 2021
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Lanarkshire Carers
Annual General Meeting and Annual Conference

Monday 20 September 2021
10:30am - 12:30pm
Hosted on Microsoft Teams
You only have 1 week left to book your place!
Click here to book your place now
Or alternatively, you can contact us and staff can assist you to register.

Please note: The invitation to attend our AGM and Annual Conference as a carer is extended to all carers known to Lanarkshire Carers who have accessed our services. 

In order to access our AGM, you will require a compatible internet-connected device such as a smartphone/tablet/laptop and a stable internet connection is required.
"Partnership through the Pandemic"
This year’s AGM and Annual Conference will highlight the importance of Partnership through the Pandemic and supporting carers particularly in relation to the work of our Short Breaks Bureau.
Dear Member,

At the AGM in 2020, you were advised that we planned to review our governing document (Articles of Association) and amend our membership structure to support the sustainable development of our carer led organisation. The Board of Directors has completed this review with support and advice from SenScot Legal.

The updated version of Lanarkshire Carers Articles of Association is available to members using the link circulated in order to review and note the changes made. These include changes to wording to make some sections more current and clear, a change to the maximum number of directors on the board and changes to our organisations membership structure as a whole.

These changes to our membership structure are proposed because we know that some carer’s want only to access our support services without the responsibilities that come with full membership of the organisation, whilst other carers want to access our support services and contribute as full members. Therefore, we are proposing a new membership structure which includes options for both Full Membership and Affiliate Membership. Our services remain open to all carers regardless of membership category and the new arrangements also allows for carers to change between full and affiliate membership if they choose to do so.

Part of this review has informed changes to our Service User Involvement Policy to become a Carer Involvement Policy. This has been done to outline more clearly for carers the different ways in which they can get involved and what support is available to them to help them participate. Most importantly the work will ensure carers continue to shape our services and share their experiences. We value carers as experts by experience and encourage active involvement and participation in all aspects of our work. We recognise and respect the expertise of carers as a vital resource within and throughout our organisation.

You will be asked to approve the resolution at the AGM 2021.
Carers will have the opportunity to discuss the Special Resolution being proposed and ask any questions they may have in small breakout rooms at the start of the AGM.

To view the above Members Note in Arabic, Urdu and Polish, please click below.
We look forward to you joining us on the day!
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