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New COPD App

Do you have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), or know someone living with COPD? The new Ayrshire & Arran COPD app contains useful information and tips to help people manage their COPD. The App includes information about:

Local services and support 
Managing your COPD and living well
Benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation and how to get involved
Managing flare-ups
Weather forecasts to help you manage your COPD
Helpful websites
Alerts for important information

To download the App onto your Smartphone or tablet
Download “HealthZone UK” by searching for it by name in your Apple or Android app store.
Then search for “Ayrshire & Arran COPD” in the search box (it should appear when you start typing Ayr…)


This Weeks’ New Provider On Carena

A warm welcome to our newest provider who has added a profile of their services on Carena. Visit their profile to see what they offer and how they can help you.

Fair Start Scotland – A Scottish Government Employment Programme. It is a voluntary programme offering a full support package that will meet your individual needs, making sure you have the best chance at finding the job that is right for you!

To publish your service, social or activity group or organisation on Carena, go to the Home Page, click on Register Provider and follow the Carena User Guide.

If you need any assistance please email us at info@carena.org.uk.


Bourtreehill, Broomlands and Girdle Toll Community Council Information Session

Next Monday on the 25 of March, NAC invites you to a Community Council information session, which will be taking place at Towerlands Community Centre from 2pm.

The aim of the session is to gauge how many are interested in forming a community council as well potential nominees in the Bourtreehill, Broomlands & Girdle Toll area.

They look forward to seeing you there.


North Ayrshire Libraries

Saturday fun at Largs Library.

On the first Saturday of the month the library shows a film for all the family from 10.30am.  On the second Saturday of the month they have Drop In Crafts from 10.30 till 3pm.  On the third Saturday of the month its the Lego Club from 10;30 till 11.30am and on the fourth Saturday its Drop In Games from 10.30 till 3pm. On every Saturday you can enjoy Drop In Lego so why not go along and join in the fun.

Please note all activities are unsupervised.  Under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult.  To find out more information about North Ayrshire Libraries click here.


Three Towns Locality Partnership

The Council would like to hear your views on the proposal for education and other community facilities in the Three Towns.

For more information and to take the survey click here.


Acorn Club 7-11 Year Olds – Eglinton Country Park

Eglinton country park are running an Acorn Club for 7-11 year olds every second Wednesday of each month March-June & September-December 2019.

Time: 5-7pm

For further information contact:eglintoncountrypark@north-ayrshire.gov.uk

Phone: 01294551776


Volunteering at Ayrshire Hospice

The role of Ayrshire Hospice volunteers is important and meaningful – to patients, families, visitors and staff alike.
Volunteers allow Ayrshire Hospice to offer a broader range of services and provide a community perspective, as well as a diverse range of skills and experiences. Volunteers also help us to make budgets go further.

Volunteers are involved in many different parts of the hospice, offering support seven days a week, 365 days a year. The majority of volunteers help out once a week for approximately two to four hours, although this varies depending on the role. Volunteers are reliable and committed, allowing a wide range of services to be offered on a regular basis without interruption.

Volunteers offer valuable support across all areas of the hospice including:
• In-patient unit – ward helpers serving refreshments and meals, visiting patients, socialising with visitors and attending to ward shopping
• Day services – helping trained staff care for patients, offering a range of services including complementary therapy, hand care, catering, running our popular drop in café, respite support at home. hairdressing and Headwayr
• Occupational therapy – helping with a wide variety of patient interests including gardening, arts and crafts, baking, reminiscence group, creative writing, general befriending, music and day trips out
• Family care service – offering befriending family support and bereavement support for children
• Transport – volunteer drivers assisting with patient transport and passenger assistance
• Stewarding – maintenance checks and assisting with deliveries of equipment
• Reception – welcoming visitors, patient admissions/discharges and managing the telephone systems
• Animal therapy – visiting ward and day services patients with their animal, for our patients benefit

For more information click here.


Scottish Families Affected By Drugs And Alcohol Telehealth

SFAD now have a free telehealth support service.
For further information contact: 08080101011
Helpline@sfad.org.uk
webchat:www.sfad.org.uk


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