Update 28 April
Community funding applications
All meetings of the Council and Committees have been cancelled until 30 June 2020. New funding applications will be considered as soon as Council and Committee business resumes.
Information, including help with previously approved funding applications and additional funding sources can be found on our Community Funding page.
Update 3 April
We have expanded our free food delivery service to more homes. Further details here
Update 31 March
Please note that nobody involved in the North Ayrshire Community Support Hubs will ask members of the public to pay them money upfront before getting groceries or helping with other tasks. If you have concerns about the legitimacy of a caller you can get in touch with the Community Planning Team to check their details and contact Police Scotland on 101.
Update, 31 March
Support for People in North Ayrshire Shielding in Relation to the Coronavirus
Shielding is a range of measures that can be taken to protect extremely vulnerable people from coming into contact with coronavirus, by minimising all interaction between them and others. You should have had a letter from the Chief Medical Officer if this applies to you.
We understand that this means the practical aspects of daily life may become very difficult for you and you might feel worried and isolated. You may need help with things like getting food, making sure you have enough money, getting your prescription or your wellbeing. If you don’t have any family or friends that can support you during this time then please get in touch with us on 01294 310000.
An information leaflet is available to download here.
Update, 25 March
Free food service gets underway
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 established 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.