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Tackling poverty

Poverty Statement

North Lanarkshire Council and NHS Lanarkshire together with its partners in the third sector are committed to tackling poverty and insecurity and mitigating the impacts on our communities to ensure equity of opportunity for all our residents. 

Fuel Poverty

We know that fuel poverty is an issue for many people and with winter approaching its more important than ever to keep fuel costs down. If you are concerned about your energy costs then help is available. You can call Home Energy Scotland free of charge on 0808 808 2282 or email at
Our Financial Inclusion Team can also offer practical help and advice to households experiencing fuel poverty.

Universal Credit

The £20 reduction in Universal Credit may affect your ability to meet bills and debts.  If you would like your benefits checked or help with debts & budgeting call 01698 332551 or email or your local CAB


North Lanarkshire’s Working can help you get into work, increase your hours or support you if you are facing redundancy or have been made redundant.  Our Supported Employment Service also provides real support through our experienced job coaches to disabled people and those facing challenging barriers to find the right job.   Our employability support can provide the training you need, help with childcare and will be there even after you go into work.  Sign up here Sign-Up - North Lanarkshire's Working ( or call us on 0800 0730 226.

Immigration Advice

If you are a North Lanarkshire resident and need information or advice about your immigration status you can access free legal advice from the Ethnic Minority Law Centre – call 0141 204 2888

End of Furlough

Furlough ended on 30 September. If your employment conditions have changed for instance, you are now unemployed, you have reduced hours or increased hours and you need financial / employment advice or support call 01698 332551 or email or your local Citizens Advice Bureau.
Active 65 leisure membership

We have introduced our Active 65 membership for the over 65s. The scheme offers unlimited access to our leisure facilities including gyms, fitness classes, swimming, health suites and better yet it is only £50 for the entire year. To sign up visit our website or call our membership team on 01236 341969. And for younger people aged between 11 & 15 years - you can now get a free six-month junior gym membership too

Page last updated:
21 Nov 2022

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