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Carers Services

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Are You a Carer?

Contact South Lanarkshire Carers




Twitter:  @slcarers

Phone:  01698 285163

Contact National Carers Direct

0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

South Lanarkshire Carers Network

If you are a carer please let our Receptionist know.

A Carer is anyone who, unpaid, looks after a friend or family member who can't cope alone due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction.

Anyone can become a Carer. Carers come from all walks of life, all cultures and can be any age. Many people don't recognise themselves as carers and are missing out on vital supports and services they may be eligible to.


The Network Partnership and Engagement Team are Pauline, Jade and Richard. Our Lead Practice contact is Pauline McIntosh.

Pauline can be contacted at (Email)

South Lanarkshire Carer Network

65 Bothwell Road Hamilton ML3 6DW

Telephone 01698 285163

To access a full range of services available to our Carer Community please select the link below 

Pauline works with our practice training, supporting and informing us how to best look after Carers.

South Lanarkshire Carers Network 

There is also a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

  • Caring for a parent

    Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

  • Telling people

    Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

  • Taking a break

    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

  • Housing and carers

    Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

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