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Ayrshire Independent Living Network secures funding for befriending service


Ayrshire Independent Living Network (AILN) has secured funding to provide an Ayrshire-wide dementia befriending service for the next three years. […]

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Take A Break Scotland open for applications


Scottish Government funded Take a Break Scotland, administered by Family Fund, is now open for applications.

Staff at Cumnock Juniors Community Enterprise Centre

Bennett’s Bikes allow everyone to cycle


Specially adapted bikes have been a hit with visitors to Cumnock Juniors Community Enterprise Centre. Bennett’s Bikes, named after late […]

The Promise Participation and Improvement Team

New Promise team encourages kids’ creativity


A newly formed participation team is helping to deliver The Promise for children and young people in East Ayrshire. Formed […]

two elderly friends enjoying coffee together

Wellbeing cafes offer support


Do you know an older person with hearing and/or sight loss? The S.I.S.G. (Sensory Impaired Support Group) is running monthly […]

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Introducing the Wellbeing Blog


As the name suggests, our Living Well website is dedicated to all things health and wellbeing and how to get […]

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Two years of keeping The Promise


It’s been two years since the publication of The Promise – a report on children’s care services by the Independent […]

attendees of the Ayrshire out of hours social work service tenth anniversary celebration

Out of hours social work service celebrates ten years


Ayrshire Out of Hours Social Work Team (OOH) recently celebrated ten years of operation, with an anniversary event at the […]

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Ayrshire charity ensures that no-one dies alone


The concept of death fills most of us with dread, fear and sadness. Whether comforting a bereaved friend of family […]

Mental health and wellbeing survey official poster

Children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing survey now open


The Scottish Government and COSLA are working together to improve mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people across […]

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Happy first birthday RADAR!


The Rapid Access to Drug and Alcohol Recovery (RADAR) service celebrates its first birthday on Wednesday 6 April 2022. RADAR was […]

Pharmacy opening times over Easter weekend


GP practices in East Ayrshire will be closed on Friday 15 and Monday 18 April for the Easter weekend, and […]

New faces! Welcoming Jo Gibson and Lorna McIlreavy


We’re delighted to welcome two new faces to East Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership! Jo Gibson, Head of Wellbeing […]

Man snapping a cigarette in half

No Smoking Day 2022: Time to kick the habit!


Today is No Smoking Day – the perfect time to kick the habit and give up for good. As well […]

Scotty entertaining a group of children at a local primary school

Scotty’s magic casts a spell over children and young people


An Ayrshire magician is helping to improve the emotional wellbeing of children and young people through his magical performances. Known […]