New National Care Service
Applications are now open for individuals and organisations to join co-design panels and play a part in designing the new National Care Service (NCS).
The new NCS will set national standards and guidance to support the local design and delivery of community healthcare and social work services, in a way which best meets the needs of those who use them. Anyone over the age of 18 living in Scotland can apply to join the Lived Experience Experts Panel (LEEP) to take part. Stakeholder organisations can also add their voices by applying to join the Stakeholder Register.
More information can be found: Get involved in designing the National Care Service (NCS) – gov.scot (www.gov.scot)
Red Bags Full of Joy
The Night Before Christmas are running their ‘Red Bags Full of Joy’ campaign this year to make sure children in poverty have a special Christmas. You can buy anything to fill a red bag from pyjamas; toys; and storybooks to toiletries; perfumes; and aftershaves and the team will sort out the bags before giving them out to families.
Find out more at www.nightbeforechristmas.co.uk.
Trading Standards Bulletin
The latest Trading Standards Scotland Bulletin is now available. This edition features information about fuel voucher scams; cost of living support scams and pension scams.
You can read the bulletin: Trading Standards Scotland Bulletin 13 October (mailchi.mp)
Ayrshire Archives reopen
Ayrshire Archives is the local authority archive service for South, East and North Ayrshire Councils. They preserve and make accessible records of historical importance relating to the three local authorities and their predecessors, as well as records from private sources that relate to the historical development of Ayrshire and Arran.
The search rooms for all three Councils have now reopened, including the new Headquarters at South Harbour Street, Ayr every Tuesday by appointment only.
Cost of Living – National support
The Scottish Government have launched a new website which provides links, information and signposting to a range of assistance available to the public with regard to the Cost-of-Living Crisis: https://costofliving.campaign.gov.scot/
Get Involved – Pharmacy Practices Committee
NHS Ayrshire & Arran is seeking to appoint a number of voluntary Public Committee Members to the NHS Ayrshire & Arran Pharmacy Practices Committee (PPC). This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to and inform discussions and decide on community pharmacy applications for inclusion on the Ayrshire and Arran Pharmaceutical List to provide community Pharmaceutical services across Ayrshire and Arran. NHS Ayrshire & Arran – Get Involved (nhsaaa.net)
Cost of Living Magazine
To view the Cost of Living magazine click here South Ayrshire’s LIFELINE by Voluntary Action South Ayrshire – Issuu developed by VASA which pulls together information from partners throughout South Ayrshire (included South Ayrshire HSCP) on advice to help with the cost of living crisis. This magazine will be delivered to all households in South Ayrshire over the coming weeks.