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Transforming Care After Treatment

Have you heard about person-centred care? Transforming Care After Treatment (TCAT) is a programme that is spreading this approach to cancer care across Scotland.

If you want to help Macmillan tell more people about TCAT and why person-centred care matters, sign up to Thunderclap. It takes just one-minute and it’s totally secure, click here to take part.


Revolutionary Care For Disabled Children

Ayrshire Children Services (ACS) opened in 2012 to meet the demands of Self Direct Support it was the first service of its kind in North Ayrshire. Since then they have championed the rights for flexible care and enabled parents to take more control over their childs future.They are now taking this one step further, their new ‘Skills and Play’ centre is being prepared and refitted ready to open in February 2018.

The centre will offer 12 hours per day, 7 days per week, giving flexible support when families need it most. With late night clubs and activities at the weekend parents and carers can find their weekend mojo again and go out meet friends, take in a movie or go for a meal whilst knowing their children and teenagers are having a great time with their friends.

Call ACS for more details on 01294 601974. A full activity agenda will be available in March 2018.

Carers Rights Day

Carers Rights Day is a day to call on all carers to get the support they’re entitled to, wherever they are in their caring journey. Getting the right information at the right time is vital for everyone but especially for carers – it really can make all the difference.

Do you care for a family member or friend, who needs help because of an illness, disability, mental ill-health, drug or addiction misuse or the effects of age? If so, make sure you take head along to the Carers Rights Day event on Friday 24 November 2017, being held at North Ayrshire Carers Centre – 174 High Street, Irvine, KA12 8AN.

Pop along between 10am – 2pm to find out about carers rights and entitlements. Call North Ayrshire Carers Centre on 01294 311333 to book your place – there’s a small cost of £2 per person, which includes lunch.

Beith Astro

Beith Trust would like to invite you along to help at the Astro, every Thursday from 26 October to 14 December 2017. They are looking for people who would like to dig, weed, and plant, do some DIY or just potter about and enjoy the company and fresh air.

They would like to transform the Astro garden into an area which is pretty and productive all year long with ongoing activities

For more information telephone Beith Trust on 0154050227440


Community Brunch

St. Bridget’s primary School, Hawthorne Ave, Kilbirnie is hosting a Community Brunch every Wednesday from 9.30 – 12noon

You can go along and cook, go later to enjoy the food, or cook food and take some home to enjoy with your family.


Christmas Gift Tree

Donate a new book for children or young adults to your local library for staff to wrap and display under a Gift Tree. All books will be donated to local children before Christmas through North Ayrshire Foodbank.

Contact your local library for more details.

Action For M.E.

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) is a long-term (chronic), fluctuating, neurological condition that causes symptoms affecting many body systems, more commonly the nervous and immune systems.

People with M.E. experience severe, persistent fatigue associated with post-exertional malaise, the body’s inability to recover after expending even small amounts of energy, leading to a flare-up in symptoms.

There are approximately 21,000 people living with M.E. in Scotland, including around 2,000 newly diagnosed cases each year. Action for m.e lead a number of projects in Scotland focused on raising awareness of M.E. and empowering those affected by the condition to access care and support. Their work includes holding events, publishing resources, and collaborating with other organisations to highlight M.E. among policy-makers, the press and the public.

The Action for m.e. website also provides quality information on subjects  ranging from diagnosed to welfare benefits.

If you would like to know more about what support is available in Scotland you can click here or email the Action for m.e. Scotland Project Co-ordinator at:

Does Your Child Love To Sing?

If so North Ayrshire Music Service would love for them to go along and join the North Ayrshire Schools Junior Choir. The choir is for pupils in P4-P7 and will rehearse weekly working towards a concert on Wednesday 28 February 2018 in St Peters Church, Ardrossan at 7pm.

Weekly rehearsals will take place in the four venues below. Just choose the venue that suits you best. All four choirs will come together for the concert performance with North Ayrshire Schools Senior Choir and NAC Workplace Choir.

There is no need to book, just go long.

Tuesday rehearsals 4:45pm – 5:45pm

  • St Anthony’s Primary School, Saltcoats
  • Largs Primary (rehearsals held in St Marys Primary)
  • Rehearsal dates – 28 November, 5 & 12 December, 9, 16, 23, 30 January, 6 & 20 February.

Thursday rehearsals

  • Garnock Community Campus (report to main reception) 4:45pm-5:45pm.
  • Irvine Royal Academy 4pm-5pm
  • Rehearsal dates – 30 November, 7 & 14 December, 11, 18 & 25 January, 1, 8, 15 & 22 February.

If you require any further information please contact the Music Service Office on 01294 324476 or email

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