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Pancake Party

Mansfield Trinty Church, Kilwinning, invite you to their Pancake Party on Tuesday 5 March from 5:45 – 7pm. Tea, coffee, juice, pancakes and toppings with be provided for a donation only.

To book please call Carol 01294 550746 / 0759 290 6202.

Children must be accompanied by an adult over 18 years.


Multi-Sports Club for People With Disabilities

Multi-sport club for people with disabilities runs every Thursday during term time from 5-7pm. It takes place at Ayrshire College, Hill Street, Kilmarnock.

The group costs £1 per week.

For more information please contact admin@ayrshiresportsability.org.uk


Volunteers Needed For Largs Beach Clean

Do you have a few hours to spare on Sunday 24 February 2019 to help clean up Largs Sandy Beach from 10am till 12 noon.

Volunteers are to meet at Largs Marina Car Park at 9:30am.

The council will provide gloves, black bags, pick up sticks and hi-vis vests.


Get ready for International Women’s Day 2019

International Women’s Day – 8 March 2019.

Right now is a great and important time in history to do everything possible to help forge a more gender-balanced world. Women have come a long way, yet there’s still more to be achieved.

As the world heads toward International Women’s Day 2019, planning is underway to celebrate women’s achievements and tenaciously challenge bias.

The International Women’s Day 2019 campaign theme of #BalanceforBetter is a call-to-action for driving gender balance across the world. How will you help make a difference.

For more information or if you want to get involved visit www.internationalwomensday.com


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.

Purple Poppy Scotland – Providing a range of therapies, such as Massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Hot Stone Therapy and Indian Head Massage.  Customers are given a free consultation which can include lifestyle and stress management advice. Also trained in meditation and mindfulness.

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


Know the Signs of Delirium

Delirium is a state of mental confusion that can happen if you become unwell. It is also known as an ‘acute confusional state’.

Illness, surgery and medications can all cause delirium. It often starts suddenly, but usually improves when the condition causing it gets better. It can be frightening – not only for the person who is unwell, but also for those around them. For more information on Delirium click here.


School Information Evening

Are you interested in attending a class at College whilst you are still at school?

Are you the parent/guardian of a child who is considering taking part in a school-college course or attending as a full time student this year?

Do you know the opportunities for school pupils both whilst at school and as a full time college student?
Come along to Ayrshire College, Kilwinning Campus, on Thursday 28 February, 5pm – 7pm.


Free Online Platform to Support Carers

North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership are joining forces with national charity Carers UK to offer support to carers via an online platform that can be accessed 24/7. At a click of a mouse registered carers in North Ayrshire will have free, 24/7 access to the Digital Resource for Carers, including:

• About Me: building resilience for carers: an e-learning resource that helps carers identify and build networks of support and promotes self-care.
• Jointly: a care co-ordination app for people sharing care that offers group messaging, task, calendar, medication and contacts management.
• Looking after someone: Carers Rights Guide: helps carers understand their rights as a carer and where to go for financial or practical help.
• The role of good nutrition when caring for someone: an e-learning course that aims to help carers understand the role of nutrition both for themselves as well as the person they are looking after.
• Upfront Guide to Caring: a simple assessment tool to guide people new to caring or seeking support for the first time to navigate Carers UK website.
• Being Heard: a self-advocacy guide for carers: which helps carers develop the skills to self-advocate.
• Technology and care: information and resources on how to access products and services to help with care and caring.
• Plus links to local information and support for carers in North Ayrshire.

For further information contact Unity North Ayrshire Carers Centre on 01294 311333 or visit the office at 174 High Street, Irvine, KA12 8AN.


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