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Energy Advice

If you are worried about energy debts or have any energy related questions then you can arrange a face to face appointment with Citizens Advice Bureau at the following libraries:





To book an appointment you can either speak with library staff,  call 0141 889 2121 or by emailing



Impact Arts is running a 12-week creative employability programme for parents who live in North Ayrshire, starting Monday 8th January 2024, running in Irvine.
North Ayrshire based parents can attend this new programme which will run on Mondays and Tuesdays, from 9.30am-2.30pm; to gain employability skills and SQA qualifications, and receive 1-2-1 support towards future employment, plus there will be lots of creative arts activities to enjoy.
Participants can receive up to £30 per week training allowance for attending the programme, plus travel expenses. The programme will be delivered in Impact Arts’ building, 60 Bank Street, Irvine. It’s a central location and only a 15-minute walk from the local train station.
Impact Arts’ friendly, supportive delivery staff will work with participants to ensure everyone reaches their potential and has a great experience. Our dedicated Pastoral Support Worker will help participants to gain an SQA qualification and will offer tailored support to help remove barriers to employment. Our Creative Lead tutor will introduce participants to new artistic techniques and will support them in creating artworks using various artforms.
At the end of the programme, there will be a celebratory showcase of work that will be planned, collated and hosted by the participants. Friends and family members can help the participants to celebrate their achievements.
Impact Arts aim to help each participant to build confidence and develop employability skills to ensure they go on to a positive destination once they complete the programme. This could be further training, education or employment.
If you are a parent living in North Ayrshire or a referral agency, and you’d like to express an interest in joining the Impactful Parents programme, please complete our REFERRAL FORM (
A member of staff from Impact Arts will then be in touch.
Hosting two Open Days in December, at our premises on Bank Street. Come along and meet our staff, who will be available to answer any questions, show you the building and even get you registered if you decide it’s right for you! The dates and time of the Open Days are:
Wed 13th Dec, 11am-2pm
Fri 15th Dec, 11am-2pm
There’s no need to book a place on one of our open days – just turn up!
If you’d like more information about the programme in the meantime, you can visit our website:
or you can contact the Programme Coordinator Antonis Kassiotis on:

Medication Advice

If you have run out of medicine, don’t panic! NHS inform has an accessing medicines guide to help point you to getting the medicine you need.

Find out more here.

Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Service

The Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Service has been relocating to Kilwinning Library. Drop in service will run on the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month between 10.30 – 12.30.

Power of Attorney Day 2023

Have you ever considered what would happen to your personal and financial affairs should you lose the capacity to make your own decisions through illness or injury?

As part of Power of Attorney Day 2023, which falls this year on Thursday 23 November, individuals and families across North Ayrshire are being urged to arrange Power of Attorney over loved ones in a bid to protect their wishes if the worst should happen.

Power of Attorney (PoA) is a legal document allowing a nominated person of authority to act or make decisions on a family member or friend’s behalf.

Having a PoA enables you plan what you want another person to do for you in the future, should you become incapable of making decisions affecting your own affairs.

To find out more, visit the NAHSCP website.


Hatha Yoga Dreghorn Church Hall

Hatha Yoga every Monday at Dreghorn Church Hall, 5.30pm. Cost £5
Suitable for beginners or more advanced students. Mats available. Contact Alexis on 07920281096 with any questions. Use the following link to book


Ayrshire businesses can now apply for up to £3000 to help develop new skills and support economic growth across Ayrshire. The fund is open for the following sectors:

  • Engineering
  • Digital
  • Visitor Economy
  • Clean Growth

Click here for more information.

Period Dignity

The Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Act 2021 sets out the right to free period products for those who menstruate, and places a duty on local authorities to provide these products within school and community settings.

Overarching duties of the Act are to make period products:

  • obtainable free of charge for anyone who needs them
  • available free of charge in educational establishments during term time

North Ayrshire Council has committed to combating Period Poverty are proud to be the first local authority in the UK to introduce free period products in schools in 2017.

To find out more about the work that continues in North Ayrshire visit the website.


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