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Free Computer Support

AbilityNet provides free computer support and advice to older people and people with disabilities.

They have a network of friendly volunteers who can help with most major computer systems, laptops, tablet devices and smartphones.  They also offer support with sessions on how to stay safe online and social software training (Facebook and twitter).

Call 0800 269 545 or visit their website to book a session.  A carefully selected volunteer will visit you in the comfort of your own home to help you get the most out of your technology.



Let’s Just Talk About Justice

A one day training course is being ran aims to:

Provide an understanding to local communities of the difference between community justice and criminal justice.

Highlight to communities the benefits to themselves and individuals of successful reintegration of those with offending backgrounds, for example safer communities, reduction in reoffending.

Empower communities to really see that by working together and taking an asset based approach, positive changes can be achieved.

The course will run on Thursday 16 May 2019, 10am – 4pm at The Ayrshire Community Trust, 27-29 Vernon Street, Saltcoats, KA21 5HE.

Please contact: to book your place.

Community Talk Shop

Community Talk Shop

Thursday 18th April 2019 5-7pm
Cranberrymoss Community Centre

Join Cranberrymoss Association for a discussion around mental health !
Head along to have your say and let them know what you want.

ILF Scotland Transition Fund

Would you like to try something new?

Did you that if you’re age 16 – 21yrs, and have a disability, you could be eligible for up to £7,500 in funding from ILF Scotland (Independent Living Fund) Scotland’s funding for 1 year (?)

The Transition Fund can help towards new activities and experiences, for example, martial arts lessons to new ice skates, guitar classes to DJ equipment.

The aim is to empower young people with disabilities to become confident and independent, to learn and have fun, while spending more time with others.

☆☆☆ There is NO deadline date ☆☆☆

For further information and to apply for funding, please click on the link below.

ILF – Transition Fund:

Welfare Reform Advice Team

North Ayrshire Welfare Reform Team can help with a range of financial issues including budgeting and benefits advice.

They provide help and advice on:
• Welfare Benefits
• Assistance with Universal Credit claims
• Rent arrears
• Housing options advice to assist with on-going housing needs
• Housing benefit and council tax advice
• Personal Budgeting Advice
• Employability support
• Where to access the internet and obtain digital skills
• Refer you to other services for more help based on your needs

They provide information on services available and can make
referrals for the following:
• Citrus Energy to assist with energy advice
• Credit Union to assist with financial products
• Scottish Welfare Fund to assist with hardship
• Discretionary Housing Payments to assist with on-going
housing costs

Contact them on 0300 999 4606 or at

Quit You Way Support Timetable

Quitting smoking can be tough, especially in the first 72 hours. But good news is that you’re TWICE as likely to quit for good if you get the right support. Quit Your Way can offer you the tailored support you need.

They offer 1:1 support as well as drop in / groups sessions.

Have a look at their support timetable to find out what support is best for you.

Scottish Centre for Personal Safety

The Scottish Centre for Personal Safety is a registered Scottish charity based in Ardrossan, providing personal safety, conflict resolution and practical self defence training to individuals and businesses.

They specialise in courses for women; children; pupils and students; people with disabilities; and in the workplace.

Visit their website or see them on facebook

Garnock Valley Allotments

Garnock Valley Allotments in Sersley Drive, Kilbirnie now have plots available.  They will find you a space to suit your needs, whether it is a full sized plot, a starter plot or a couple to raised beds just to try it out.

Get in touch via facebook or visit their website

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