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North Ayrshire Welfare Reform Advice Team Are On The Move

The Welfare Reform Advice Team have moved to Saltcoats Townhall however staff will still be operating as normal in all areas of North Ayrshire.

The Welfare Reform Team can help North Ayrshire Council tenants with a variety of financial problems including Universal Credit Claims, Discretionary Housing Payments, Sanctions,  Debts, Income Maximisation,  Rent Arrears and PIP Claims.

Contact them on 0300 999 4606 or by email



Your View Counts – Drop-In Advice Sessions

Local Policing Teams will be available at:

Bourtreehill Library – Tuesday 4 September 2pm-3.30pm

Dreghorn Library – Tuesday 18 September 11am – 12.30pm

Irvine Library – Friday 21 september 4pm – 5.30pm

Springside Library – Thursday 27 September 6pm – 7pm

You can go along and meet officers, discuss local concerns and obtain crime prevention advice.

For more information click here.



Go Purple!

The Ayrshire Hospice are getting ready for their seventh annual Go Purple day on Friday 12th October 2018 and hope you’ll join them.
It’s easy to get involved, so why not hold a “dress down purple” day, bake a purple cake, take a purple selfie and donate…whatever you do, just go purple!
Last year Go Purple raised over £27,000 thanks to the groups and organisations across Ayrshire that took part.
For more purple fundraising ideas and support materials contact the community fundraising team on 01292 288488 or email

Interested In Volunteering?

The benefits of volunteering are endless. It is a great way to build confidence, meet new people and help others.

Quarriers North Ayrshire Dementia Befriending Service are always looking for volunteers.  They aim to promote a service, in and out of the home, for people living with dementia living in the North Ayrshire area which promotes empowerment, confidence and wellbeing.

The befrienders are carefully matched with the person they visit. Befrienders assist with the social aspect of service users lives.

If you are interested you can apply online.


Baby and Child First Aid Classes

Baby and child first aid training for parents, guardians, teachers, childminders and anyone working with children.
The 2 hour course covers CPR, choking, bumps, burns, breaks, bleeding, febrile seizures and meningitis awareness.
The course will take place on Saturday 8 September 2018 from 10:00am to 12:00pm at The Hut, Geilsland Estate, Beith.
For more information, or to book this course please call 01505 227440.
For further updates on news and events from Beith Trust please visit

Calling all sports clubs in Ayrshire, Cash for Kids could be supporting you!

West FM Cash for Kids want to help you make a difference in your community
They are looking for local sports groups and clubs who are in need of a funding boost to apply for the chance to participate in the Big Charity Sports Challenge, raising funds for your group with the support of Cash for Kids.
People can apply to be one of the lucky groups who will win the £1,000 fundraising award.
Get all the details by clicking here. 

Volunteering Opportunities For Young People

Capall Dorcha is a not-for-profit organisation, welcoming participants from North Ayrshire to find new ways of creating and expressing themselves through our Ensemble Programme as well as offering Professional Development opportunities for those seeking a higher level of experience in drama and the theatre industry.

Young people, aged 16+, who volunteer with Cappall Dorcha can now receive a Saltire Award for their dedication. Young people gain nationally recognised certificates, signed by Scottish Government Ministers.

To find out more you can use the contact us page on the website or call 01294 475 648.


Money Matters

Benefit/s been refused, reduced or stopped?

Decisions can be challenged.  Money Matters can advise, assist and represent at appeals.

Their success rate is on average 70%.

Anyone looking to seek advice and assistance. Contact their help desk on 01294 310456.

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