Lanarkshire Association for Mental Health

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HAMILTON,South Lanarkshire

01698 476726

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The Organisation was formed in 1983 to establish a forum that would serve as a focus for the development of services for people who experience mental illness within the communities of Lanarkshire. Until 1989, much of our activity was within the Hamilton/Blantyre area where we provided supported accommodation and developed an early vision of dispersed day care. Since then, there has been steady growth in our services and we currently provide community based support services throughout all of Lanarkshire. Employment opportunities have also been developed to explore pathways to employment for people who wish to pursue work related activity. The Organisation now employs approximately 75 staff, a mixture of full, part-time and bank staff, and also involves volunteers to do specific pieces of work depending on local need. Our funding comes mainly from contract agreements with North and South Lanarkshire Council with the central management/administration costs funded through Management Fees levied on each service. Senior Managers contribute to the organisation through a small management team and we have been developing opportunities for all staff to contribute to the success of the organisation through inter-team working groups and an inclusive communication strategy. We are committed, in the long term, to a gradual and qualitative improvement in the focus and delivery of our services. We are committed to a staff training programme which is geared towards SVQ training to meet the Regulation of Care requirements. The Organisation was again re-accredited with Investors in People Award in December 2009, first achieved April 2001, which endorses our commitment to staff development. The Organisation is governed by a Board and supported by local Advisory Groups and consultation groups with service users/carers taking all places on the latter groups and service users at least 50% of places on the Board. We are committed to the meaningful participation of developing and providing quality support services in partnership with people who experience mental health difficulties, their carers and other agencies.

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