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Register for Carers Parliament

Register for Carers Parliament on 4, 5 & 7 Oct focusing on carers views of the consultation about a National Care Service.
There’s lots of workshops, speakers, Q&A panel & an expo. You can sign up for as many or as few sessions as suit. Fore more information click here

Suicide Prevention Awareness

If someone you are close to shows signs of not being themselves and if changes in their behaviour begin to worry you the most important aspect is to ask them about it.
For more information about Suicide Prevention, visit:
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Consultation on Activities For Older Adults within the Bourtreehill and Broomlands Area

Following on from the recent closure of Age Concern in Bourtreehill, Broomlands and Bourtreehill Community Association, Irvine Seniors Forum, and BABTARA, and other key groups are in discussions to find ways to continue to offer support to the older adults in the area.

In order to decide what we may provide, we are keen to get feedback on what activities people residing in this area would be interested in attending.

You can help by completing the online survey before 16 September 2021.


The Ayrshire Community Trust Adult Volunteering Award

The Ayrshire  Community Trust are excited to announce that they have launched their new Adult volunteering Award.

This Award has been designed to recognise the hours that volunteers contribute to our local area and volunteers are able to get a certificate when they have completed 25 hours or more. The award is open to people in the area who are over 25 years of age.

Certificates can only be requested through an organisation so if you are a volunteer get your organisation to give TACT a call on 01294 443044.

If you would like to register for this or for further information please call the office on 01294 443044 or drop them an email.

Are you an unpaid carer? do you live in North Ayrshire?

As part of the response to the Scottish Government on the proposed National Care Service we want to include your thoughts and opinions on ‘carers rights to a break from caring’.
For more information visit or send a message via Twitter to @NAHSCP

Are you being bullied? Do you know someone who is?

The RespectMe website and YouTube channel feature a series of awareness videos on what to do if you’re being bullied and how you can support others.
Many of the videos have been produced by young people.
To watch the videos and more visit

Doing What Matters in Times of Stress

The World Health Organisation (WHO) have published an Illustrated Guide is a stress management guide for coping with adversity.
The WHO’s Stress Management guide can help people to recognise the physical signs of stress e.g.
❗️Neck & shoulder pain
❗️Upset stomach
❗️Heavy chest, etc.
For advice for coping with stress and to acces the guide, click the link 👉
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Have You Got An Old Acoustic Guitar or Ukulele?

You can donate your old outgrown instruments to the North Ayrshire Arts & Cultures new Music Library.

All donation can be dropped off at Kilwinning Library or The Harbour Arts Centre (please check opening times).

Kilwinning Library opening times:

Mon : 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm

Tue: 10am – 1pm

Thurs: 2pm – 5pm

Fri : 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm

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