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Sexuality, Learning Disability & Sexual Health Training

A 3 day course is available for staff, parents and carers who are working with individuals/groups with a learning disability and who have an interest in sexual health and wellbeing and who are looking to promote the health of their client group, for example nursing staff, youth workers, social workers, and voluntary organisation staff. Participants would be expected to have a basic understanding of learning disability.

The aim of the course is to:

  • Explain the current thinking on learning disability, sexual health and sexuality and its implications of the lives of individuals with a learning disability.
  • Encourage self-advocacy and empowerment for sexual health through a person centred approach to practice and planning care.
  • To demonstrate awareness of the main barriers and issues in relation to abuse which affects the sexual health of those with a learning disability.
  • To equip trainers with the appropriate knowledge skills and resource to plan and deliver a programme of sexual health and relationship education for people with learning disabilities.

The course will run on Thursday 26 October, Friday 27 October and Thursday 2 November 2017 from 9:30am till 5pm each day. It will take place at the Training Centre, Ayrshire Central Hospital.

To book, call 01293 885872 or email

Cancer And Dementia

The number of people living with both cancer and dementia is growing. Macmillan Cancer Support have written two new booklets, one to give people information about living with both conditions and tell people where they may be able to get help and the other for people who care for someone who has been diagnosed with both conditions.

The booklets are free of charge and can be downloaded or delivered to your home, click here to find out more.

Volunteering Opportunities For 15-18 Year Olds

Are you 15-18 years old, want to gain experience and get a reference then Oasis Café want to here from you!

Oasis Community Café and Projects, Broomlandsgate, Irvine are looking for volunteers for several positions:

  • Café & customer service
  • Community arts project
  • digital, film club and social media
  • fashion club
  • youth work

If you are interested please send a message to their Facebook page or arrange to pop by.

The Hope Project Christmas Dinner

Bookings are now being taken for The Hope Project’s Christmas dinner which is being held on Tuesday 12 and Thursday 14 December 2017. This seasonal event will take place at the Centre from 12 noon until 2pm. The meal will cost £8 for four courses. As usual just pop into The Hope Centre to book or just call Cathy/Nikki on 01294 463444.


Montgomery Court October Activities

At Montgomery Court there is always plenty going on.

Click here to see a list of some of Octobers activities.

Ayrshire Childrens Services And TSB Fundraiser

From October to November 2017 Ayrshire Children’s Services(ACS) are holding a prize raffle within the TSB in Saltcoats to raise funds to buy equipment and toys for their ‘Skills and Play’ Centre.  There will be various prizes from local art work to ‘StarWars’ toys and gifts. Tickets cost £1.00 each and are available from ACS’s main office at, 2 Vernon Street (above the Cafe’), Saltcoats or from the TSB in Saltcoats.

If you want more information please contact Christine Powell on 01294 601974 or email

You can also find information on their Facebook page.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

The Meadows Children’s unit in James Cres, Irvine welcomes you to come along and enjoy their hospitality at a Macmillan coffee morning on Thursday 12 October 2017 from 10m to 12 noon.


Ayrshire’s Winter Spectacular Illumination Harbour Festival of Light Is Back!

And tickets are now on sale!

It will take place at the Scottish Maritime Museum and Irvine Harbourside, Ayrshire from Thursday 30 November until Sunday 3 December 2017.

They have added even more sparkle to their fabulous four day winter festival and that includes the jaw-dropping illumination Light, Fire and Aerial Art Spectacular in the Linthouse.

Yes, if you loved or missed their illumination Spectacular last year, you’re going to want to snap up your tickets for this year now.

As well as the indoor light show and Spinal Chord‘s gravity-defying aerial acrobatics, you will enjoy a fire performance in the Courtyard, the illumination Trail, Vintage Bus Bar and the monumental story of shipbuilding projected across the colossal façade.

It’s going to be the perfect adventure to begin your festive season.

For Light, Fire and Aerial Art Spectacular performance times and tickets, please visit

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