North Lanarkshire Disability Forum’s Support in the Right Direction service will be hosting free information surgeries at Cornerstone House Centre’s Community Space in Antonine Shopping Centre this October.
Support in the Right Direction provides signposting and support for people with disabilities living in North Lanarkshire. In particular, the service helps people to understand more about Self-Directed Support and Individual Budgets, connects people to appropriate services and supports in their local community and hosts face-to-face meetings to help people decide what their needs are and how these may be met in the community.
Visitors to The Community Space facility, which is located at Unit 14 of Antonine Shopping Centre, can drop in and meet with Bryony Lang of North Lanarkshire Disability on Friday 4 October 2019 and Thursday 24 October 2019 from 1.30pm-3.00pm (on both dates). Mary McNeil, Development Manager at Cornerstone House Centre, commented:
“Support in the Right Direction is an excellent initiative which provides useful advice, guidance and information for people with disabilities. We would encourage as many individuals and families in the Cumbernauld area with or affected by disability to access the service.
“We’re delighted to host organisations such as North Lanarkshire Disability at The Community Space. It’s designed to be used by a diverse range of individuals and organisations operating in the local area.
“Cornerstone House Centre and North Lanarkshire Disability work positively together to benefit people with disabilities and support needs across the Cumbernauld area.”
The Community Space is a partnership established Cornerstone House Centre and Antonine Shopping Centre with a view to improving health and wellbeing in the Cumbernauld area. It forms part of a wider Cumbernauld Community Health Information Hub which was launched by Cornerstone House Centre on behalf of Health and Social Care North Lanarkshire in February 2019.
A central feature of The Community Space is a ping pong parlour, where locals can play table tennis for free. The Space also incorporates a ‘Light Bites Station’ where visitors can have a seat and buy tea, coffee, refreshments and snacks at affordable prices.
Organisations with a community focus also have the opportunity to host information stalls and surgeries from The Community Space. In addition to North Lanarkshire Disability Forum, Cancer Research UK and Tool Library Cumbernauld provide services from The Space.
If your organisation would be interested in providing a service from The Community Space, please contact Cornerstone House Centre on 01236 739220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.