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North Ayrshire Community Link Workers Newsletter Vol 01 | August 2021 Posted on 19 Aug 2021

The COVID 19 pandemic has been a difficult time for many of us, so it's never been more important to be aware of the support available.The CLW service is available for support in your GP practice every week via face to face, telephone or video consultations. Just book an appointment with the reception team at the surgery.

Community services are opening

Many statutory services have remained available over the pandemic using alternative methods of support. As restrictions ease, many of our community supports are starting to reopen and the CLW in practice can help you find the supports and services you need.

Access to Community Food

The George Steven Centre is providing low cost hot meals on aTuesday & Thursday 4-7 pm (£2.50 3 courses, kids under 12 eat free) to order call 01505 682483 (Deliveries are available £1 Garnock Valley only)

Salvation Army Food Bank is still available as a drop in (entry behind Job Centre) on Monday mornings between 09:30 am - 11 am

Cafe Solace provides low cost hot food on a Friday(£2.50 3 courses, kids under 12 eat free) to order contact via Facebook messenger from Thursday afternoon or call07785239689 between 12 and 4pm on Fridays (delivery available at£1 Garnock Valley only)

Dalry Community Larder is open Wednesday 6:30 pm - 8 pm andSaturdays 10 am - 12 pm (£4 per visit in exchange for a selection of low cost food up to value of £15)

The Wee School Community Larder (Kilbirnie) Coming Soon!

Outdoor Support

Football Memories Walk and Talk Kilbirnie Library every Wednesday (Chat and a gentle 40 min walk)10:30 - 11:30 for more info and to pre book emailptodman@kaleisure.com or call 01294 315 164

KA Leisure continue to provide a range of outdoor opportunities in the Garnock Valley including supported walks. For more info and to pre book email activelifestyles@kaleisure.comor call 01294 315 120

Stroll With it: Garnock Valley Why not join this group for a short walk each Wednesday around the villages of the Garnock Valley. All walks are at an easy pace.Comfortable shoes or trainers recommended. To book a place please contact Stewart Beck on 07976 858905 or emailstewartbeck@north-ayrshire.gov.uk

Barrmill Conservation Group have a range of outdoor activities available that are free to attend including the Wellness Pod everyThursday 10:30 am 3:30 pm. Join their therapeutic gardener for all things gardening. Disabled parking and wheelchair accessible planters.

The North Ayrshire Sensory Impairment team can offer a range of support and services to you if you are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hearing impaired or deaf blind. You can join their new Facebook group by searchingNorth Ayrshire Sensory Impairment group

Mental health & well being supports are available at:

www.nhsinform.scot/mind
www.clearyourhead.scot
www.mind.org.uk
www.mentalhealth.org.uk
www.cruse.org.uk (Bereavement support) Tel: 0808 802 6161
www.samaritans.org Tel: 116123 for free
www.thecalmzone.net Tel: 0800 58 58 58 or web chat

Garnock Valley Helping Hands

Is a great resource for families in need across the Garnock Valley. If you need support to find essential items for your family such as clothes and baby equipment email: Garnockvalleyhelpinghands@protonmail.com or find them on Facebook.

Garnock Valley Mens Shed

The Garnock Valley Men's shed is open again onTuesdays and Thursdays (10 am - 4 pm) offering support and friendship to men living in the local areas and beyond. For more information find them on facebook

Beith Community Development Trust

Provide a range of support for our local community including telephone befriending, meal services and community shopper to those in need. The team are always looking for new volunteers that are willing to join the team so if you are interested in any of their supports or can help contact 01505 228 1141 www.beithtrust.org

Find out more about our team and community support at

Facebook: NACommuntyLinkWorkers
Twitter: NA_CLWs

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