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Chronic Pain

Evidence shows that exercise can help control pain in people who have chronic pain.  The benefits of exercise for chronic pain are:

  • Helps maintain flexibility and movement
  • Important for cardiovascular health
  • Builds and keeps muscle tone
  • Improves mood and general wellbeing
  • Helps control pain and increases confidence to take part in activities
  • Helps you take back control of your life and reduces your fear

For more information on ways to manage chronic pain you can visit MSK NHS Ayrshire & Arran by clicking here

 


Chronic Pain

Chronic or persistent pain is pain that carries on for longer than 12 weeks despite medication or treatment.

Most people get back to normal after pain following an injury or operation. But sometimes the pain carries on for longer or comes on without any history of an injury or operation.

If you have musculoskeletal issues that are causing chronic pain you can visit the NHS Ayrshire & Arran MSK webpage for self-management advice.

Click here to view the webpage.

 


Better Off North Ayrshire

Do you live in Ardrossan, Saltcoats or Stevenston?  If so, our new Better Off service can help with:

  • Checking you are receiving all the financial support you are entitled to and making claims
  • Budgeting advice and support
  • Debt advice
  • Housing advice
  • Digital support

Book a free confidential telephone or video appointment to discuss your needs on 01294 475629 or email betteroff@chap.org.uk

For more information on the services provided by CHAP, click here


North Ayrshire Council Housing Support: Chat With Residents

The North Ayrshire Housing Support Officers will be available to chat with residents about Housing Support via Facebook Messenger on Wednesday 21st. April 2021 from 2 – 4pm.

The Housing Support Team can also be contacted out with this time, by telephoning (01294) 317 370.

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National Online Safety App

With children spending more time than ever online it’s important that as adults, we do everything we can to keep them safe in the digital world. But with new apps, games and platforms emerging every day, how can you stay in the know?

Say hello to the new National Online Safety mobile application.

With all online safety knowledge available at your fingertips, the NOS app empowers parents and teachers to understand and address online safeguarding risks – any time, anywhere.

For more information visit the National Online Safety website.


Crimestoppers

Crimestoppers are working with NHS Ayrshire & Arran community pharmacies and Ayrshire Police to continue to raise awareness and help both protect and safeguard vulnerable people from being exploited by fraudsters.

If you see it.  Please report it.


North Ayrshire Council – Housing Support Team

North Ayrshire Council’s Housing Support Team can assist tenants in a number of different ways to help keep their tenancy.

To access Housing Support, it is possible to make a self-referral by calling them on: (01294) 317 370 or via e-mail: Tenancysupport@northayrshire.gov.uk

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