Free food service gets under way - March 25
A brand-new service which aims to deliver free food to families in need is now in full swing.
North Ayrshire Council’s Facilities Management staff have been working round the clock to get the food packages ready for eligible families.
And the first deliveries are being made today (Wednesday, March 25) and will continue to roll out in the days ahead. Full details here
Update, 24 March
Locality community support hubs now live
Set up in each locality, the support hubs have been estasblished to help callers with their concerns about health & well-being, money and food relating to COVID-19.
The function of the community hubs is to:
- Provide an information service and signposting to statutory services
- Manage Foodbank distribution
- Deliver prescriptions, where no other help is available
The hubs will be coordinated by a small team of North Ayrshire Council and Health and Social Care staff. They will not be open for members of the public to visit but should be contacted via the phone numbers detailed below.
The hubs will link in with local volunteers including groups already established and there is also an online application form for new volunteers.
The Community Planning team will continue to produce a daily Covid-19 Communities update – you will find this online here.
Irvine - Fullarton
Irvine - Vineburgh
The Community Support Hubs will be open Monday – Friday between 10am and 1pm to receive phone calls. The answer machine will be on outwith these times and all messages will be picked up the following day.
Update, 20 March
North Ayrshire's Community Planning team are sharing frequent updates on community support across our localities during COVID-19 pandemic. Some amazing initiatives taking place!
For all the information visit the Community Planning Partnership website.
Gaining momentum quickly, the Council are setting up a number of community groups in each of the six localities – Irvine, Kilwinning, North Coast and Cumbrae, Arran, Garnock Valley and the Three Towns – with an aim to establish a dedicated Community Planning Partnership support network.
Want to get involved? Email the team directly at: email@example.com or telephone 01294 324114.