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Pain Association Support Group Meetings

Date of Event:    July 12, 2018

The Pain Association is a professionally led training group for people with all forms of chronic pain. Sessions focus on building skills that help you to regain control and cope more effectively. You can to attend at any point during the programme. You do not need to be referred by your Doctor.

The group meets monthly at Nethermains Community Centre in Kilwinning (Thursdays 10.30am-12.30pm) and at Biggart Hospital in Prestwick(Thursdays 2pm-4pm)

If you would like more information or have any further queries, please phone their Freephone enquiry number on 0800 783 6059.


Gravity Trampoline ASN Sessions

Date of Event:    July 15, 2018

Gravity Trampoline sessions are suitable for you and your family due to it being in-line with additional support needs and #AutismFriendly events – for example, with reduced sound and lighting, and staff who have Autism Awareness training.

What’s extra special about this trampoline park is that it hosts these disability sessions three times per week, giving you and your family extra opportunity to attend.

These sessions aim to help with a range of sensory developmental and physical disabilities with appropriate and beneficial activities. This includes therapeutic exercise, with the opportunity to also use their special equipment – there are Sensory Tents and Sensory Balls.

Details of the sessions are as follows:

6pm Monday, 10am Wednesday & 10am Sunday (WEEKLY)
Gravity Trampoline Park, Soar, Intu Braehead, King’s Inch Road, Glasgow PA4 8XQ
Age: 18months – 18yrs
Cost: £5 per person + £2.50 Gravity Socks

You are advised to book your child(ren)s space(s) and sign your waiver online to save time on arrival.  For further information call 01413 708200 . You can access the website here.  You are advised to confirm the event is active before attending every time.


Linked Hands

Date of Event:    July 18, 2018

Linked Hands is a community group for everyone including anyone living with dementia and their family and friends to go along too. The group meet at Ardrossan Park Church on the 1st Friday and the 3rd Wednesday of each month.

Head along to Park Church on the 18 July 2018 for community, chat, coffee and cake at 1:30pm till 3pm.

The group is to be enjoyed by all, those who are unable to attend independently should come with a companion who can take responsibility for them and share the experience of the group.

Please note there is no transport available  to this group.

A suggested donation of £2 would be very much appreciated.

For further information please call Tanya on 01294 538903 or Archie on 0788 145 2115.


Musical Memory Lane

Date of Event:    July 21, 2018

Raise Your Voice Ardeer is part of Centre Stage on the Road and is a community group open to everyone in the community that provides a place for people to come together in an uplifting environment to share skills, have fun, build confidence and encourage each other.

Every week on a Monday from 1.30pm to 3pm at Ardeer Community Centre they have Musical Memory Lane (MML). It is a very special fun afternoon of music, tea and biscuits. During the afternoon they have music, singing and some time for everyone to have a chat with friends, old and hopefully some new ones made along the way.

They do not charge for Musical Memory Lane, however donations are always welcome.

If you would like further information on Musical Memory Lane, please contact by email on: RaiseYourVoiceArdeer@gmail.com anytime.


The World Down Syndrome Congress (WDCS)

Date of Event:    July 25, 2018

Hosted by Down Syndrome Scotland this international event will bring together over 1000 people who have Down’s syndrome, their families, carers and others who have an interest in their lives.

This event is taking place from 25-27th July 2018, at the SEC in Glasgow.

For further details and to register visit the WDSC website or call 0131 306 0120.


Connections Artspace

Date of Event:    July 27, 2018

Connections Artspace is a peer supported art group where individuals with mental health needs can paint and draw.

They meet up every Friday between 1pm and 3pm at Castlepark Community Centre, Irvine. The groups costs just £1 per week and the setting is welcoming and friendly and there is an on-site café to sit and have a cuppa and a chat in.

There’s no need to book, just go along, but if you do need more information or would like to have a chat about attending please contact George Nish on 01292 513066/0748 222 6529.


Ayrshire Working Age Parkinson’s Group

Date of Event:    August 2, 2018

This local Parkinson’s UK group is open to anyone of working age.

Go along and join in at this free event for people with Parkinson’s of working age and their families. This social support group meets once a month and is a great chance to meet other young people affected by Parkinson’s and offer advice, friendship.

The group meet on the 1st Tuesday of the month at the Volunteer Rooms (Cunningham Room) in Irvine from 7pm until 9pm.

If you want to find out more please contact Liz Burley on 07771 632 243 or email Liz.burley@btinternet.com.


Linked Hands

Date of Event:    August 3, 2018

Linked Hands is a community group for everyone including anyone living with dementia and their family and friends to go along too. The group meet at Ardrossan Park Church on the 1st Friday and the 3rd Wednesday of each month.

Head along to Park Church on the 3 August 2018 for community, chat, coffee and cake at 1:30pm till 3pm.

The group is to be enjoyed by all, those who are unable to attend independently should come with a companion who can take responsibility for them and share the experience of the group.

Please note there is no transport available  to this group.

A suggested donation of £2 would be very much appreciated.

For further information please call Tanya on 01294 538903 or Archie on 0788 145 2115.


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