Latest News

Are you LGBTI+ and aged 12 – 18 years?

There is support right here in North Ayrshire.

Come along to North Ayrshire Open Ayrshire group for 12 to 18 year old to meet new people, take part in some fun activities and most important of all – Be Yourself!!

All groups are completely confidential!

Join in at any of the locations listed.  These are:

  • Irvine: Monday from 7:00pm – 9:00pm in the Dreghorn Community Centre
  • Kilbirnie: Monday from 5:00pm – 7:00pm in the Walker Hall
  • Kilwinning: Tuesday from 6:45pm – 8:45pm in Kilwinning College

There are groups for those aged 18 to 25 year old that meet on a regular basis at various locations throughout North Ayrshire.

Feel free to bring a friend or family member for support!

For further information of where groups meet please contact:

You can find more information and support on the following social media links:

  • Twitter: @NAYouthservices
  • Facebook: North Ayrshire Youth Services
  • Website:

Volunteer Opportunities With Girlguiding

There are volunteering opportunities with Girlguiding, Brownies and Rainbow units across North Ayrshire.

Girlguiding is the UKs leading charity for girls and young women with over 500,000 members. They give girls a space where they can be themselves, have fun, build friendships and gain valuable life skills.

To join or for more information please visit online.

Confident Conversations about Technology – Carers only event


DATE AND TIME                                                          LOCATION

Monday 20th November 2017                                   The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane,

10:00 – 15:00                                                              Glasgow, G1 3NU


Alzheimer Scotland’s technology team have developed this event specifically for carers to help raise awareness of the technology services and solutions that are available and where to find them. The event will be very informal and relaxed with opportunities for questions and discussion and refreshments throughout the day.

The event is designed for carers of a person living with dementia – husband, wife, partner, son, daughter, adult grandchildren, relatives, friends and neighbours.

  • Get hands-on and try out tech products*
  • Hear what other carers and people with dementia say about the products – were they complicated and a waste of time, or really useful and worth the money?
  • Tell us what you need? Are there reasons why you haven’t found a solution already e.g. cost barriers, or just don’t know where to look?
  • Do you know that you may be able to access telecare** services?
  • What are you using in your home to support you in your caring role? Do you have really helpful systems in place already that you can tell other people about? We’d love to share them…..



*Products – When we talk about products, we mean anything that’s available to buy in shops, online or that you can access through your local telecare and telehealth provider. This could be a phone with a built in call blocker, a GPS device, home monitoring systems, easy mobile phones and remote controls etc. **Telecare – A service provided by local authorities through their health and social care departments to support people living at home through the installation of various technology products, including home monitoring, falls detectors and responding services.

The event will empower you to have confident conversations about tech possibilities with the person you support and their multi-disciplinary health and social care team. We will guide you through acquiring new skills and knowledge and help you to find more ways to self-manage in your caring role, including accessing potential funding support.

For more information about the day or to talk to us directly, please get in touch with us at or call

Charlotte Swarbrick on 07880 002 770

Montgomery Court November Activities

Montgomery Court, Kilbirnie is a great place to go with old friends but also to meet new friends. If you fancy a coffee and a chat or would like to take part in some of the organised activities, there is always plenty to do. Here is a reminder of what’s on for the rest of November.


Cunninghame Choir Presents ……..

This year Cunninghame Choir will present ‘A Folk Christmas’.  This is a rousing programme of seasonal folk songs and carols in reflection and celebration of the festival season!

The event will be held on Sunday 26 November at 3:00pm in the Community Centre, Kings Road, Beith.

Tickets cost £7 and are available from choir members or pay on entry.  Tickets are on sale now!!

For more information on the event or for more information about the Cunninghame Choir visit the facebook page at or via the website at 

Barnardo’s Choices Project

Barnardo’s Choices project provides support, advice and opportunities to children and young people affected by alcohol and substance misuse.

Support provided includes:

  • One to one support
  • Family support
  • School drop-in
  • Peer mentoring
  • Group work

For more information or to access supports, please contact:

North Ayrshire Families Service
39/41a Main Street
KA13 6AN
Tel: 01294 556208

Reclaim the Night

Violence Against Women (VAW) will again run this year’s Reclaim the Night walk to help raise awareness about the dangers to women and girls from sexual violence and promote a safer environment for women and girls to walk without fear after dark.

The walk will take place on Thursday 7 December 2017 at 5:30pm starting at Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine and ending at the Trinity Church, Bridgegate, Irvine.

Men, women , children and families are all welcome!!

Free soup will be served at Veterans First, Bridgegate Irvine.

Go along and show your support.

Operation Christmas Child

Grace Communion Irvine are supporting Samaritans Purse providing shoe box gifts for children in need. If anyone wants to collect a shoebox from the Church, fill it and return it you have up until Friday 17 November 2017 to do so.

If you wish to help, you can collect empty boxes and leave packed boxes at Woodlands Hall, 16 Kilwinning Road, Irvine, Ayrshire, KA12 8RU.

Submit a News Story
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.