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Fibro Friends United Scotland

Dont suffer with Fibromyalgia alone! Fibro Friends United Scotland provide self-management support and advocacy services online and in your community.

APL Centre, s9,  Stevenston Industrial Estate, KA20 3LR.

Currently FFU Scotland have 2 monthly support meetings open to anyone in Ayrshire.

Irvine – Fullarton Connextions Church Street, Irvine  Every 3rd Thurs of month 7pm – 9.30pm.

Crosshouse-  Crosshouse Hospital , Alexander Fleming Education Centre, Every 1st Tues of month 7pm – 9.30pm.

Contact FFU on 01294 537566 or for more information about the services provided.





Kilbirnie Library Knitting and Crochet Group

The knitting and crochet group at Kilbirnie Library restarts on Friday 5 October and will then run every Friday from 11am till 12.30pm. Knit and natter with tea and coffee.

For more information please call the library on 01505 684218

Peep Sessions

Peep gives parents and carers access to fun activities that support children’s learning in everyday situations.

Peep workshops are on across North Ayrshire, head along to talk, listen, play, sing, share books and have fun.

Click here for Garnock Valley and Largs sessions.

Click here for Irvine and Kilwinning sessions.

Click here for Three Towns sessions.


Get Into New Media

Get into New Media is an exciting new project that gives young people in North Ayrshire the opportunity to train in all aspects of New Media. This includes filmmaking, livestreaming and podcasting.

This opportunity is open to any young person currently unemployed in North Ayrshire aged between 16-25.

To find out more or register your interest please email

Scottish Stroke Survivor Launches Petition To Bring Back Life-Changing Stroke Op

A Scottish stroke survivor has launched a petition calling for urgent action by the Scottish Government to make sure that stroke patients in Scotland get access to the operation which he feels helped his survival.

Robert Baldock, 53, from East Lothian has teamed up with charity Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland to launch the “Bring Back Thrombectomy” petition ( ) urging the Scottish Government to act now and give stroke patients across Scotland access to Thrombectomy.

Thrombectomy is a highly specialised procedure which involves physically removing the clot that caused the stroke and opening up the blocked artery, and is most effective if done in the first few hours after a stroke. The procedure – which can help prevent significant disability from a severe stroke – was only carried out 13 times in Scotland last year, but has been withdrawn due to resource issues. It is estimated that as many as 600 stroke patients a year could benefit.

For more details call Katy Aitken, Press Officer tel: 0131 225 6963 email:


Adopt A Planting Area in North Ayrshire

Three Towns Residents – Could this initiative help you bring more colour to your area, develop your gardening skills or even grow food for your community?

Council owned bedding areas and planters are now available across Ardrossan, Saltcoats and Stevenson for you to grow your own plants in and look after.

Why not find out more here.

If you are interested please email:

Phone: 01294 604612


Brain Injury Group

The newly formed Brain Injury Group meet in the Fullarton ConneXions, Irvine every Wednesday from 12:30 till 2:30pm.  They are a small group and would welcome all who would like to attend.

If you are interested and would like more information regarding the group please call:

Kevin  – 075 3371 5202

Colin  – 079 51397 508


Being a parent is one of life’s greatest joys, but it is also one of its biggest challenges. There’s hardly a mum or dad on the face of the earth who, at times, is not overawed by the task of parenting. That’s why Care for the Family has created Parentalk, which is running at Fullarton ConneXions, Irvine on Wednesday evenings.

Parentalk is an informal course giving parents time to talk about the day-to-day challenges they face, as well as sharing the things that are going well. Over six sessions, Parentalk looks at valuable principles that can be applied on a day-to-day basis with children and teenagers. It is ideal for people who have not taken part in any kind of parenting course before (as well as for those who have) and for any group of parents who want to meet informally and build a support network.

If you are interested in finding out more, call on 01294 273741 or pop along and see for yourself on Wednesday nights at 7.30pm, in the Studio.

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