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Sensory Play For Babies – Ardrossan Library

Come along to  Sensory play for babies 0-18months at Ardrossan Library on 14th December at 10.30am. New and exciting ways for you to engage with your baby to encourage their development. Call the branch to book on 01294 369 682 – booking essential.  Check North Ayrshire Libraries Facebook page for further upcoming dates.

Turning Point PEAR Service

The Turning Point Scotland North Ayrshire Prevention, Early intervention and Recovery (PEAR) Service is an alcohol and other drug support service based in North Ayrshire.

The service delivers various activities each week across North Ayrshire. See attached flyer or for more information please contact the service on 01294 447 407 or by  email

Don’t Let Your Protection Fade

NHS Ayrshire & Arran is urging those eligible for the flu and COVID-19 vaccines this winter to come forward for vaccination as soon as possible.

During the colder winter months when people stay indoors for longer, and in larger groups, there is an increase in the number of people experiencing coughs, colds and flu-like illnesses.

This year’s winter vaccination programme is focused on protecting those most vulnerable to flu and COVID-19, and vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself against serious illness. We strongly encourage those eligible to take up the vaccination offer now to help avoid missing out on socialising with friends and family over the peak winter season.

Invitations to attend local vaccination clinics have been posted to Ayrshire residents or sent by text or email if a digital contact preference was stated. Please attend as instructed, but if the appointment is not suitable, you can reschedule to a time and location that suits by visiting the national portal or calling the helpline on 0800 030 8013.

Unique Friends Together

Unique friends together is a offers social activities for young adults aged 16 – 30 with additional support needs.

To find out about upcoming events or volunteering opportunities please visit the website.

Ayrshire Bairns App

Are you a parent / carer of an under 5?
Looking up to date health information to support your child growing up?
The NHS Ayrshire and Arran Ayrshire Bairns App is the answer!
The free app provides information about:
▪️ Scheduled Health Visitor visits from birth to 5
▪️ Infant Feeding and nutrition
▪️ Speech and language
▪️ Mental Health and wellbeing
▪️ Parent information
and much more
You can download the app via the QR code or downloading the NHS Ayrshire and Arran app and searching for “Ayrshire Bairns”

When should you call 111?

The 111 service provides urgent care and advice when your GP, pharmacy or dental practice is closed. The service can also help if you think you might need A&E but it’s not a life or limb threatening emergency.

Bear in mind the busiest times to contact the 111-service are:

Between 6pm – 9pm on weekdays

Between 9am – 12 noon at weekends

Please be patient, we will answer you call as soon as we have a call handler available.

You can also access health advice by:

using the symptom checkers

downloading the NHS 24 Online app

More Than Fibro Support Group

Starting on Wednesday 25th October, More Than Fibro will be hosting their monthly Fibromyalgia support meeting at Fullarton Connexions, Church Street, Irvine, KA12 8PE.

The support group will run on the last Wednesday of every month from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. A great opportunity for a place to talk and peer support. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information please contact or call 07858 911 336.

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