South Lanarkshire Electoral Reform Event(s)

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The Scottish Parliament and Government recently gained new powers over the conducting of Scottish Parliamentary elections and electoral registration alongside their existing devolved responsibility for local government elections. These new powers is an ideal time to find out what electoral reforms the people of Scotland would like to see to encourage increased participation by removing barriers to voter empowerment and encouraging people to stand for election.

A consultation on Electoral Reform was launched at the end of December, 2017.

Penumbra - Self Directed Support Project

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Mental health charity, Penumbra, are committed to supporting people to look forward to mental wellbeing with recovery focused support.

Self directed support (SDS) became law on 1 April 2014 and they believe it gives people more choice, control and the empowerment to live the lives they want to live.

SDS allows people, their carers and their families to make informed choices on what their support looks like and how it is delivered, making it possible to meet agreed personal outcomes. 

Volunteering Opportunity: Samaritans

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Organisation: Samaritans

Role Title: Listening Volunteer

Location: 4 Selkirk Place, Hamilton, ML3 6RQ

Volunteers are fully trained to help support vulnerable callers who need a listening ear.  The volunteer will benefit from being part of a national organisation which provides extensive training opportunities and a high level of individual support to its members.  There is the opportunity to make a difference for those going through a personal crisis in their lives, just by being there and listening.

Partnership connections, challenges and a snapshot

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A short film has brought some of the highlights of partnership working in South Lanarkshire over 2017 into sharp focus.

Connections, challenges and a snapshot looks back at the year in South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnership (SLHSCP) in a series of pictures.

The clip was produced as part of Val de Souza, Director of Health and Social Care's blog, which features regularly on the partnership's website.

South Lanarkshire Carers Network Board Member Vacancy

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Can you devote your time and skills to help raise the voice of unpaid Carers in South Lanarkshire?  The South Lanarkshire Carers Network is an information service that engages, empowers and campaigns with and for unpaid carers.

The Board have overall responsibility for the governance and best practice of The Network.  The in turn employ and oversee the staff who administer the day to day running of the charity.

Board members are responsible for: