Health and Care

Announcement from the Board of Directors Lanarkshire Carers Centre

News Date: 
Tuesday, 13 December, 2016 to Thursday, 12 January, 2017

VASLan received this from a concerned carer:

Recently Lanarkshire Carers Centre has become increasingly concerned about a very worrying trend of reducing financial support provided to various voluntary organisations dedicated to the well being and support of carers and other vulnerable groups in Lanarkshire.

With regard to Lanarkshire Carers Centre, our main funding partners, NHS Lanarkshire, North Lanarkshire Council and South Lanarkshire Council, have all implemented wide ranging cuts to their budgets or indicated that there will be severe cuts ahead.

New film showcases veterans in the vanguard of new specialist service

News Date: 
Monday, 28 November, 2016 to Wednesday, 28 December, 2016

A new film has been made to showcase a specialist service providing accessible, credible and coordinated support for veterans and their families with life after the armed forces.

Veterans First Point (V1P) Lanarkshire seeks to support veterans in all aspects of their lives, including welfare, housing, mental and physical well being.

Media Statement from Healthy n Happy Board of Directors

News Date: 
Wednesday, 23 November, 2016 to Friday, 23 December, 2016

Media Statement on South Lanarkshire Council savings proposal

Yet again our poorest communities are being let down

This proposal from South Lanarkshire Council is undoubtedly wrong on every level. It will result in loss of vital local services to our most vulnerable citizens, to our most deprived communities and will lead to a significant loss of employment and life changing volunteering opportunities for local residents.

Job opportunity at VASLan: Communications and Marketing Officer

News Date: 
Monday, 31 October, 2016 to Wednesday, 30 November, 2016

We have an opportunity for a Communications & Marketing Officer to join our office in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire. 

As the Communications & Marketing Officer you will possess excellent communication skills, be creative, enthusiastic and determined to produce high quality work, with a great eye for detail and good design skills.

All short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview which will involve a panel interview and a presentation by the candidate to the panel.

Volunteering opportunity: Social Volunteer for Chest, Heart & Stroke

News Date: 
Tuesday, 25 October, 2016 to Thursday, 24 November, 2016

Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland help improve quality of life for people in Scotland affected by chest, heart and stroke illness through medical research, influencing public policy, advice and information, and support in the community. They are looking for social volunteers in East Kilbride:

Volunteering opportunity: Lanarkshire Epilepsy Support Group

News Date: 
Tuesday, 25 October, 2016 to Thursday, 24 November, 2016

Lanarkshire Epilepsy Support Group provide a support service, raise awareness, increase understanding and provide assistance in overcoming the ignorance and fear of epilepsy, to people suffering epilepsy and to their families and carers. They are looking for volunteer Children & Family Group Assistants:

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