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CHAP – Information On Scottish Child Payments

The Scottish Government has confirmed that the Scottish Child Payment for families with a child under six will open for applications in November 2020, with first payments beginning from the end of February 2021. The payment will be £10.00 a week per child, for families in receipt of:

*Universal credit
*Child tax credit or working tax credit
*Income-based jobseeker’s allowance
*Income-related employment and support allowance
*Income support
*Pension credit

The news page of the CHAP website has been updated to include information on Scottish Child Payments, please click the link below for more details:

My Media Timeline

The Garnock Valley Youth Forum invites you to share your media usage through the ages.

The group are aiming to create a timeline from the 60’s till now which will be published online.


If you are interested in getting involved or want more information email

Alzheimer Scotland Meet Adam Resource

Meet Adam is a online resource for those living with or caring for someone with Dementia. The site provides valuable information around all sorts of technology available to keep someone safe and independent in their own home.

For more information at

Beith Trust – Services For Our Community

Beith Trust have a range of services available to people in our community.

Services offered:

  • Lend An Ear – Is free telephone befriending service to help alleviate social isolation and loneliness
  • Community Shopper – Is a free service where a volunteer can get your shopping for you
  • Food Parcels – £5 a week to receive home cooked meals

If you are interested in any of these services call 01505 595063 or e mail


Youth Lockdown Survey

Are you aged between 11-25 ?

@scotgov, @YouthLinkScot and @YoungScot would love to hear about the impact the Covid-19 pandemic is having on your life.

To take part in their latest survey click here

United To Prevent Suicide

United to Prevent Suicide is a new unifying identity for suicide prevention in Scotland.

It encourages people to talk about suicide as a means of breaking down barriers of taboo and stigma.

The aim is to support people to feel confident talking about suicide and supporting people to access help.


For more information Click Here

The following services are available for support:

Call 116 123 to talk to Samaritans, or email

Call 111 to talk to NHS 24’s mental health hub

Call 0800 838587 to talk to Breathing Space

Text “SHOUT” to 85258 to contact the Shout Crisis Text Line, text YM if you are under 19

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