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Do you wish there was more happening in your community?
Are you looking for a support group or want to try something new?
The consortium is a group of people from the NHS, Local Council, Voluntary Sector and the Local Community who all work together to encourage and support local people to become involved in their local community in a meaningful way at a grass roots level.
We are looking to help, encourage and support groups to get together to share information, relax and enjoy the company of others in the same situation, to talk openly about issues or else just get together to have some fun, learn something new or keep active. If you're 0 to 100 and have an idea for a support group or class but are not sure how to get it off the ground, just talk to Frances or Marc at North Lanarkshire and they will be happy to give you help and advice. Or if you just want to know what's already happening in your community give them a call on 01698 404055.
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Community Capacity Building and Carer Support Platform has been
developed by Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire to meet all
communication needs of all Localities as well as Thematics and build
together better grounds for the Integration Programme. This platform is
to enable everybody participating in the Integration Programme to
effectively contribute towards achieving common goal which is
integration of the Health and Social Care services in North Lanarkshire.
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Community Connector is a free online tool connecting people and the communities and providing them with tailored information at the source. Community Connector promotes and shares knowledge of local Training opportunities, Events and Resources making them available to the public at the local level. It promotes independence and routes to participation in existing services, but also improves links to one-off activities undertaken by the public, third and the independent sector in North Lanarkshire to build a stronger, more vibrant community.
Community Connector is an integrated part of the CCB&CS Platform.
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Cumbernauld and the North Consortium
The Local Consortium vision is to ensure that people within Cumbernauld and North locality are able to access community support and engage in meaningful activity in a way where they are valued, have their voices heard and are not prevented from undertaking this activity by unnecessary and preventable barriers.
Cumbernauld and North Consortium covers wide area and includes towns and villages around Cumbernauld, Moodiesburn, Condorrat, Stepps, Croy and Kilsyth.
The Consortium consists of members of the community: Cumbernauld Community Forum, Northern Corridor Community Forum, members of the local authority: NL Council Social Work, NL Council Community Learning and Development Team, NHS Health Improvement Team, Police Scotland, Independent Sector and representatives from different Third Sector organisations: CACE, VANL, Alzheimer Scotland, Lanarkshire Carers Centre.
The consortium is working in partnership with Thematic Leads and Care Groups Leads to achieve outcomes drawn in CCB&CCS Programme. The development of the consortium work is shown in six main areas of need identified as:
1. Reducing isolation
2. Identifying carers
3. Promoting mental Wellbeing
4. Promoting Inclusive Volunteering
5. Promoting Positive Lifestyle
6. Being an Inclusive Community
Community Development Lead for Cumbernauld and North Consortium:
M: 07876 776448, T:01236 451393
CACE Older People Active Lives
Suite 4, Arca Business Centre
Dunnswood House, Dunnswood Road
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Looking to try something new or want to keep active?
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Volunteering has three clear characteristics which must be present and respected in all cases: Volunteering is a free will activity. It must not be undertaken through coercion and under no circumstances can it be mandatory; It is not undertaken for financial gain. Outwith reasonable expenses there must be no financial transaction to encourage someone to volunteer; It is a public and civil good undertaken for the benefit of the community, society at large or an individual other than the volunteer.
The beauty of volunteering is that it can be what you want it to be. You don’t have to give up large chunks of your spare time, or make huge commitments – it may be that you have one or two hours per week that you want to offer. Or it may be you feel ready to give more time than that. Volunteering is a commitment, but ultimately can fit around your needs.
The answer, really, is anyone who wants to and feels they have time to offer to a worthwhile cause in their community.
VANL has successfully helped thousands of people of ranging circumstances find one or more volunteering placement that suits their own individual requirements. Staff at VANL have worked with people from a variety of backgrounds to help them find a rewarding volunteering opportunity.
The best thing is, you can volunteer too! Volunteering is one of the most inclusive activities in our community and it is open to anyone who wants to help out.
What Can You Do?
There is a wide and diverse range of volunteering opportunities available across North Lanarkshire
The opportunities available are provided by local volunteer-involving organisations and charities that recruit new helpers by contacting VANL.
For further information about the types of volunteering you can do, you can view a national database of volunteering opportunities online by visiting Volunteer Scotland (add link to search page with ML postcode)
Why Do People Volunteer?
People volunteer for all kinds of reasons, both to help themselves and other people, In fact, most people who do volunteer achieve both of these things at the same time with great success.
Examples of why people volunteer include things like to use their spare time well, to help other people, to meet new people and to get involved in helping their community or simply just to gain another interest.
Some have more specific goals like to gain a new skill, to improve chances of gaining employment or entry into further education, while others volunteer because it is part of their values or beliefs.
Whatever the reason for first starting to volunteer, most who do volunteer soon find an added motivation to keep volunteering – the great enjoyment they gain from being involved and giving their time.
Where Can You Volunteer?
In North Lanarkshire, literally thousands of volunteering opportunities are available across all the towns and communities of the locality. Volunteering can take place in a variety of settings including schools, community centres, shops….it’s up to you.
How Do You Get Involved?
A good first step, one which you may already have made, is to contact Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire if you wish to volunteer in your local area.
By doing this, you will have the chance to discuss the type of volunteering you might be interested in, what is available in your local area, and ask any questions about becoming involved in volunteering, with a Volunteer Development Adviser.
Remember, that all VANL staff are employed on the principle that they believe in the values of volunteering and that they will help you as much as they can.
From there your adviser can help you find a suitable volunteering placement in your local area that involves the kind of things you are interested in. You can also drop in and have a chat with one of our advisers at Wishaw or Airdrie office.
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Wishaw, Murdostoun, Fortissat Consortium
WMF Locality Consortium is meeting of minds from community activists, Third Sector representatives, North Lanarkshire Council, NHS Lanarkshire and Carers who aim to support and work together to ensure our locality is resilient in developing best possible support for our citizens to live healthy independent and equitable lives in their community. The group is resourced by GBT Shotts and funded through Health & Social Care Partnership North Lanarkshire.
North Lanarkshire Health & Social Care recognise the importance of the building community capacity to enhance the lives of North Lanarkshire’s citizens. They know that using the principles of co-production and an assets based approach can result in better out-comes for people especially – though not exclusively – at the preventative and anticipatory end of the care pathway. They recognise that Third Sector are best placed to take this work forward and as such have allocated delegated budget circa £1million per year to be utilised by the Sector to meet the outcomes of the integration employing these key principles. In order to ensure a robust governance and reporting structure, The CCB&CS structure was formed which is facilitated by the Third Sector Interface (including financial management). Very early in the planning of CCB&CS it was decided that six local organisations with a trusted ‘brand’ in the local area would form a multi-agency (including service users) consortium who would take the work forward at a local level.
that people within the locality are
able to access community supports and engage in meaningful activity in a way
where they are valued, have their voices heard and are not prevented from
undertaking this activity by unnecessary or preventable barriers. Carers’
ability to manage or cope with the caring role; ensure carers’ health and
well-being is optimised; link carers to direct carer supports services and
increase referrals to direct carer support services.
We will do by:
Developing an action plan which focuses on providing support to members of the community who are affected by the mental health and addictions; disability and long term conditions; are over 65 years of age; and / or are a carer. This plan will be informed by the care group position statements.
Commissioning from micro-fun of £30,000 (Locality Activity Programme detailed below) which will include ensuring no overspend from the budget providing support to these organisations including signposting to appropriate partner organisations.
Ensuring linkage with the Thematic Leads when commissioning supports where there is a thematic expertise. This includes commissioning the thematic leads to develop or deliver supports in their area of expertise.
Maintaining a mapping of service provision in the area (which will be made available through locator)
Providing a quarterly monitoring report to the CCB&CS Group providing detail on the LAP outputs and outcomes as well as capacity building work; programme outcomes and case studies which meet personal outcomes.
The Locality Activity Programme
The locality activity programme is the micro-fund for which the Locality Consortium has delegated responsibility.
The value of this fund is £30,000 per year.
Activity programme is a fund which aims to build the capacity of the small
local groups to develop their services to help improve the health of our
What we have funded
Meet WMF Consortium
Christine McNally – Chair
Locality Partnership Development Officer
June Valance Executive Manager GBT
Andrea Hamilton Locality Link Worker NLC
Janina Russell Locality Link Worker NLC
Linda Haverstock IDS Coordinator
Anne Gunning Senior Practitioner CLD
Jean Thomson Volunteer Development Advisor
John Duffy Vice Chair WMF Forum
Paul Bridges Team Leader Community Transport
Nicola Pettigrew Housing & Social Work
Natalie Lindsay Health Improvement Officer
Sara McDonald Health Improvement Senior
Jenny Flowerdew Locality Support Service Manager Senior
Joyce Morgan Early Years Thematic Lead
Susan Lyttle Long Term Condition Thematic Lead
Margaret Anne Motherwell District Women’s Aid
Stuart Doig Carer & Service Users Mental Health
Catherine McCulloch Locality Support Service Manager
For More Information
To Apply for Funding
Locality Partnership Development Officer,
Getting Better Together,
Shotts healthy Living Centre,