Carers Direct

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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



Telephone 01698 285163

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

South Lanarkshire Carers Network

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



Call the office on:- 01698 285 163      

Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you

There is 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?

Contact 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.

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

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

  • Benefits for carers

    Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role

  • Benefits for the person you care for

    Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to

  • Death and benefits

    How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits

  • Managing someone's legal affairs

    Advice for when carers find they have to take over the legal affairs of the person they are looking after

  • Other benefits

    Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring

  • Personal and household finance

    Advice on keeping a tight rein on household and personal finance for carers

  • Social fund

    Advice on applying for support from the Social Fund

  • Tax credits

    Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible

  • Flexibility  - The Practice strives to be as flexible as possible with regards to appointments for carers in the Surgery.  If you are a carer please let us know

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