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Invercare is a new care at home provider coming to North Ayrshire. Invercare, based in Inverclyde, is fully registered with the Care Inspectorate. Invercare is a care at home provider in the Inverclyde area that provides 24/7 quality care at home services. Their service is completely flexible, from popping in once a day to 24-hour care. Invercare’s foundations are based on privacy, choice, safety, realising potential, equality and diversity for all and we pride themselves on being a provider of excellence, keen to ensure all its customers care needs are provided to a high standard, Take a look at their website and give them a call for more information on 07948 616564 or 07944 415266

Getting Involved Being Involved

Getting Involved Being Involved is a two part information and consultation day organised by ARC Scotland in conjunction with NHS Ayrshire & Arran for people with learning disabilities, carers and support providers. The first part of the day will give the opportunity to learn about the Charter for Involvement which aims to make involvement better for everyone. The second part is a chance to tell the Learning Disability Team in Ayrshire how improvements could be made. The event will take place on Tuesday 24 March 2015 from 10am to 3.30pm at the Park Hotel, Kilmarnock. To register for the event contact Paddy Carstairs on 0131 663 4444, or by email.

Scheme Launched to Help Dementia Research

A scheme to match dementia researchers with members of the public who are willing to take part in studies has been launched. The online and phone service in England, Scotland and Wales helps people find the projects that most suit them.

Researchers are calling for patients, carers and anyone over 18 who is interested in participating – whether they have been affected by dementia or not – to sign up. By registering with Join Dementia Research, people give permission for scientists to contact them with studies that fit their profiles.

Quarriers Dementia Befriending Service

A service which provides befriending support for people with dementia in North Ayrshire has been given the go-ahead thanks to a £105,000 boost from the Life Changes Trust.

Initially the money will be used by Quarrier’s to provide people with dementia in Largs and the Three Towns area with volunteer befrienders, but the service will gradually expand across North Ayrshire.

The service aims to provide companionship and encouragement to people with dementia, using befriending as a means of reducing isolation and helping them stay as mentally and physically active as possible. It will also support people with mild to moderate dementia to continue to live in their own homes for as long as possible, and provide extra support for full time family carers.

To find out more, click here, to read Quarrier’s online magazine, Quest (Page 2).

Toddler Group Seeks New Members

Lanfine, Irvine’s mother and toddlers group is looking for new members. The group meets at Lanfine Community Centre on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9.30am to 11.30am. The cost is £2 and this includes a cuppa for parents and a snack for tots. So why not go along to meet with new mothers and give tots a chance for extra socialisation

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