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You Just Haven’t Met Me Yet

Do you want to find out more about adopting or fostering a child?

Contact the Family Placement Team for more information.

Email – adfos-enquiry@north-ayrshire.gov.uk

Telephone – 01294 310300 (option 4 then option 1).


Calling All Amputees in Ayrshire

Finding Your Feet supports families affected by amputation or limb difference.  They believe that losing a limb should not limit the opportunities available to anyone.  They believe in accessibility and inclusiveness for all. 

They run a variety of classes and coaching initiatives aimed at providing opportunities for amputees to try something new, have a bit of fun and meet others in the same position. All of their clubs and activities are free of charge.

They now run a support group at Ayr Hospital.  If you are interested in attending you must call to register first.

To join the group or for more information on their activities email info@findingyourfeet.net, call 0141 258 4868 or visit their website.


Resistance Training for Health

You won’t go wrong getting strong! Check out the health benefits of resistance (weight) training.


New Carers App – Carers UK

Are you looking after someone ? Jointly is a new carers app by Carers UK to help make caring for someone a little easier, less stressful and more organised.

North Ayrshire has teamed up with Carers UK to offer carers in our area access to a wide range of online resources to help.

To find out more and sign up: http://www.jointlyapp.com and enter DGTL4110


Employability Support in Largs

Thinking about your next move?

North Ayrshire Council are launching a new service from Largs Library, 26 Allanpark St, Largs, KA30 9AG to help people find the right job for them.

They can help with everything from CVs, online applications, interview techniques, help with digital skills, literacy and numeracy support, advice on business start up and much more.

Pop along between 10-2pm on the follow dates if you are interested:

  • Feb 14th
  • Feb 21st
  • Feb 28th
  • March 3rd

For more information email employability@north-ayrshire.gov.uk


Volunteers Required

Are you interested in helping someone learn your language and about Scottish/UK culture while also getting to know about another culture?

You would meet with an ESOL learner (people for whom English is a foreign language) one hour per week in a library, cafe or public setting to give encouragement and practice in using English through conversation.

If you are interested please contact Calum Paul: calum.paul@north-ayrshire.gov.uk with Language Buddy as the subject line.

Please also indicate in your email whether you are PVG checked and whether your disclosure is currently up-to-date.


Fullarton Community Larder

Are you wanting to reduce food waste? Are you enraged by food going to landfill whilst people go hungry? Do you want to help those in need in the local community?

After the need seen at the temporary Christmas Foodbank Connexions are partnering with local organisations and agencies to look at setting up a ConneXions Community Larder. A place where we provide a space once a week where people can come and collect 2 bags of food that would otherwise be going in the bin!

This is eco friendly, reduces waste and meets a need for those who are hungry. Win win! Committed volunteers are being soughtto give a few hours a week to coordinate the collection, sorting and sharing of this food. It’s a simple idea but it needs a team! If you are interested in giving up a few hours a week to help (some late evening collections with a car are needed so you can help even if you work) please email coordinator@fullartonconnexions.co.uk and please share this locally as anyone can volunteer – all training will be provided.


Kin Conversation Café

If you’re a Kinship carer looking for time to yourself, to enjoy a cuppa with other kinship carers and seek support if you require it then Children 1st are offering drop-in Kin Conversation Café’s.

The café’s will run in the following areas from the week beginning 27/1/20:

Ardrossan Library – last Monday of the month, 10.30am – 11.30am

Kilbirnie Library – last Tuesday of the month, 10.30am – 11.30am

Children 1st, Bourtreehill – last Wednesday of the month, 10.30am – 11.30am

To confirm attendance or for more information contact Eilidh on eilidh.mcdonald@children1st.org.uk


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