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Stay active on an ebike!

eBikes improve your mental and physical health and help combat those tricky hills.🚵‍♂‍
The interest-free eBike Loan from Energy Saving Trust can be used to purchase an ebike, cargo bike or adapted cycle. Funded by Transport Scotland
More info can be found by following this link:


Get Into Summer!

North Ayrshire Youth Services are on the road and bringing the fun to you! Register your interest is LIVE!! Complete the form ASAP to avoid disappointment as spaces are limited! They are coming to you with an action packed day not to be missed! Its FREE, fun and open to new S1s to 25.

To register either scan the code or follow this link: –  Register Interest



LGBT+ Survey on Health & Wellbeing

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, NHS Lothian and Public Health Scotland are working in partnership to conduct a comprehensive health needs assessment of Scotland’s LGBT+ population.  As part of the health needs assessment an online survey is being conducted from 11th June to 20th August 2021.

 

This survey will ask LGBT+ aged 16 people aged 16 and over about all aspects of their health and wellbeing and the factors that are known to influence health including mental and emotional health, physical activity, eating, smoking, alcohol, relationships, social connections, income, experience of discrimination, and experiences of services.

Over the last 18 months over 180 LGBT+ people and 18 organisations have contributed to interviews and focus groups with their experiences of health and wellbeing and we have used their feedback to develop this survey which we hope LGBT+ all over Scotland will complete.

 

COVID 19 has changed all our lives and this survey will also help us identify how LGBT+ would like to see the health service change to better meet their needs as COVID 19 recovery progresses.

 

The survey takes on average between 20-30 minutes to complete. Participants who choose to do so can enter their details (kept separately from their survey responses) to enter a prize draw to win one of four prizes of a voucher for £250 for their preferred online retailer.

 

The survey will provide helpful statistical information comparing the health of Scotland’s LGBT+ population to that of the general population of Scotland as well as differences within the different parts of the LGBT+ population.

 

On completion, the full health needs assessment results will be considered at an event to be held later in the early autumn to co-produce recommendations based on the findings with LGBT+ people and LGBT+ organisations.

 

This will help to ensure that the health service in Scotland is able to meet the health and wellbeing needs of LGBT+ people, not just in how it provides inclusive health services, but also in the way that ill health prevention and promotion of positive health is delivered.

Please share this information with individuals, organisations and networks including your social media networks, to help us reach as many LGBT+ people as possible.   In addition, the survey will be promoted on twitter so it would be great if info could be retweeted.

 

The survey is available at https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/ScotlandLGBT2021


Facemask Exemption Information for Travel

GP practices are unable to provide face covering exemption cards for travel when requested for travel by an airline.

If required please telephone 0800 121 6240 (open 10-3pm, Mon – Fri) or visit Exempt Website for more information on exemptions and requesting an exemption card. 


Step Change Debt Charity: Customer Energy Guide

Many any people have been spending more time at home for a while now, due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.   As a result, most people’s energy usage has increased.
If you’re worried about paying your energy bills, the debt advice charity Step Change have produced an Customer Energy Guide to help answer some frequently asked questions.
To check the guide, just click the following link : http://ow.ly/TkTw50F2N7M
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Irvine Sea Cadets

Irvine Sea Cadets are based within the Army Reserve Centre in Dreghorn.

There are 3 parts to their unit:

Junior Cadets (10-12yo) – Great way to learn new skills, have fun and meet new friends. You will take part in events and activities like sailing, canoeing and abseiling, plus you’ll learn about first aid and communications.

Sea Cadets (12-18yo) – Opportunity to learn skills both on water and land. You can take part in courses and competitions ranging from rock climbing, power boating and sailing. Great way to boost confidence and have fun.

Royal Marines Cadets (13-18yo) – If you thrive on a challenge the Royal Marine Cadets will offer that. Field craft, weapons training, map reading and drill are all included as well as opportunities to take part in challenging training in the UK and abroad.

For more information, visit their Facebook, website, call 01294 218 742 or email co@irvineseacadets.co.uk



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