South Ayrshire Council are preparing further ‘Place Plans’, this time for the South Carrick villages, as part of their Thriving Places project. If you live or work in any of these communities, they would like to hear your views and ideas for the future. The consultations close on Friday 12 November and you can take part here.
Baby Loss Awareness Week (BLAW)
Next week (8 to 15 October) is Baby Loss Awareness Week (BLAW), when people world-wide acknowledge the scale and impact of pregnancy and baby loss. We’ll be showing our support by taking part in the ‘Wave of Light’ when we illuminate The Wallace Tower in blue and pink as the week comes to a close on the evening of Friday 15 October. If you would like to find out about the support offered by the BLAW Alliance you can do so by visiting their website.
British Red Cross
The British Red Cross recently launched their new service, ‘Connecting with You’, which offers support to anyone experiencing issues associated with loneliness. The service may be especially suitable for people on the highest risk list (previously the COVID-19 shielding list) who call the National Assistance Helpline or Local Authority helplines. The support offered can be tailored to individual needs and could include weekly phone calls; online support; in-person meetings; support with getting into new or old hobbies and interests; and help with meeting new people or getting back in touch with old friends. ‘Connecting With You’ is available to all people aged 18 or over in Scotland and be accessed online or by phone on 07709 502127 (Monday to Friday between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm).
The Ayrshire Hospice
The Ayrshire Hospice are looking for new trustees. This essential local facility provides specialist palliative care and services to people affected by life-limiting illness across Ayrshire. The hospice not only takes care of people’s physical needs – they also look after their emotional, spiritual and social needs too. Now in its fourth decade and set to embark on a transformational upgrade of its core facilities, there’s never been a more exciting time to join the Ayrshire Hospice team. If you’d like to find out more please visit the hospice’s Trustee Microsite.
Fire and Smoke Alarms – changes to the law
Every home in Scotland must have interlinked fire alarms by February 2022. These can be either mains-wired or tamper-proof battery alarms.Being interlinked means if one alarm goes off, they all go off. You may not always hear the alarm closest to the fire, especially if you’re somewhere else in the house. An interlinked system will alert you immediately.
Please see information for home owners, tenants (private), tenants (public sector and council) and fire safety for new build homes at: Make sure your home is fire safe – mygov.scot
New Service Leaflets – Sensory Impaired Support Group (SISG)
Attached are 3 new leaflets detailing services of all Community Hearing Support Hubs, Battery Pick Up Points and Peer Support Groups available in South Ayrshire.
Invitation – Adult
Social Work Learning Review
South Ayrshire HSCP is currently carrying out an Adult Social Work Learning Review. In order to help evaluate services currently offered we want to hear from individuals who has used Adult Social Work Services and/or their carers. An online survey is currently open for anyone who wishes to provide feedback, click here to access.
A number of focus groups have also been arranged to gather feedback, if you wish to attend any of the below sessions please contact to book a space in advance to allow for social distancing requirements: 01292 319272 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sessions are open to all individuals and carers please help distribute this information to your networks.
COVID-19 Early Years Resilience and Impact Survey – Round 3
Coronavirus hasn’t gone away. Life is still difficult for some people. Public Health Scotland are running a third national survey to find out how the pandemic is continuing to affect young families. If you are a parent/carer of a child aged 0–11 old please complete it. Click here to access the survey.
Our water and waste water services support daily life for millions of people across Scotland.
We want to listen to your views on our service, update you on our performance and share our plans for the future.
Our Annual Consultative Meeting will be hosted online by our Chair, Dame Susan Rice, DBE and Chief Executive, Douglas Millican.
Customers can register to receive a unique login and view this year’s update from 10am on Wednesday 6 October at www.scottishwater.co.uk/acm
If you would like to ask our Senior Leadership Team a question, visit our digital platform and complete the online form available no later than Wednesday 20 October.
We will respond direct to all questions after this date and post key themes on our website.
If you do not have access to our website, call our Customer Helpline on 0800 0778778 for assistance with an alternative format.
DAILLY COMMUNITY ACTIVITY CENTRE ASSOCIATION LIMITED
Notice is hereby given that the 4th AGM of Dailly Community Activity Centre Association Limited
As far as possible we will be holding the AGM in person at the Activity Centre on Tuesday 12 October 2021 at 7.00 pm
Business will include Report by the Chair, consideration of Annual Accounts and Election/Re-election of Directors
All DCACA Ltd Members are invited to attend the AGM
If you would like to attend, please advise the Centre Manager
Consultant for project support required for community led tourism projects by The Girvan Town Team
Closing Date for Applications is 8th October. Interviews will be held on either 14th or 15th October, applicants must be available. To apply, please send C.V. and covering letter to email@example.com
The contract will be with Girvan Town Team and the consultant will report to the Community Led Tourism Sub-Group of the Girvan Town Team (GTT) and to the delivery partner, Creetown Initiative. The opportunity is offered as a self-employed contract at a rate of £15 per hour plus £1,000 total expenses. The expectation is that the post-holder will work 17.5 hours per week. This is a fixed term contract until the end of March 2022 but could be extended subject to available funding and performance. Primary responsibilities are listed below and should be used in tandem with the identified Community Led Tourism Priorities.
Project Support Key Tasks:
Support the Community Led Tourism (CLT) Steering Group to project manage and deliver a range of projects to improve Girvan and its tourism offer.
Assist the CLT Steering Group to prepare relevant funding applications for projects.
Liaise with community groups, statutory organisations and businesses when required in the delivery of the projects.
Attend fortnightly steering group meetings and prepare meeting minutes.
Work with the CLT Steering Group and Creetown Initiative to create the Girvan Community Led Tourism Action Plan.
Use social media to promote the Community Led Tourism projects.
React to new opportunities which could be either projects or funding.
Submission of weekly timesheets.
There may be other tasks required and will be directed by the Steering Group or Creetown Initiative.
Consultant Specification, Professional Skills & Experience:
• Good communication skills, oral and written.
• Ability to effectively present oral and written reports and information to a wide variety of audiences.
• Experience of working with and engaging with people from different age groups.
• Good organisational skills and the ability to set and achieve realistic targets, meet deadlines, manage your own work-load, and work well on your own initiative.
• Ability to work as a member of a team and to work effectively with volunteers.
• High standard of computer literacy with experience of using various social media channels.
• Positive attitude, flexible, including the willingness to adapt to the needs of the support role including working flexible hours if required.
· Project management and project delivery experience.
• Current driving licence and access to a car with appropriate insurance cover.
• Knowledge of Girvan
· Tourism experience
Care Service Engagement Event
South Ayrshire Health & Social Care Partnership and Voluntary Action South Ayrshire (VASA) are facilitating an online engagement event on the National Care Service Consultation. This will be the biggest consultation our services are likely to be involved with and your views are vital to this process.
We want as many people as possible in South Ayrshire to take part in the National Care Service consultation – especially people who work in the Third and Independent Sectors, Community Groups, Carers, and the Health and Social Care Partnership.
Scottish Government colleagues will join us to provide an overview and focus on the proposal and provide discussion on your views.
The event will take place online on Tuesday 5th October 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm. To register for a place please click here.
Police Scotland is encouraging the friends and family of people living with dementia to sign up to the Herbert Protocol.
The protocol is a form which family members or carers complete for a person living with dementia or at risk of going missing. The form can be downloaded from the Police Scotland website, or a copy can be requested from local Health & Social Care Partnership staff, or other agencies, including Alzheimer Scotland.
It enables police officers to quickly obtain vital information about vulnerable people who have been reported missing, and provides personal details, medical history, significant locations and information about previous incidents of going missing. The protocol can be printed out and stored in a safe, easily accessible place in the person’s home or kept by a family member electronically.
You can find out more about the Herbert Protocol here.
SAC are working in partnership with the Scottish Government and Hey Girls to increase the number and range of places where free sanitary products are available.
Free sanitary products are already available in a range of places, such as local libraries, community centres and some third sector organisations across South Ayrshire. You can find a full list of where products are available on our website.
Reusable sanitary products can now also be delivered to South Ayrshire residents’ homes for free. If you’d like to order reusable products, please complete this short form.
Organ and Tissue Donation Week 20-26 September
As Organ and Tissue Donation Week gets underway, people are being encouraged to leave no doubt about their donation decision.
Everyone has a choice under Scotland’s opt out system of organ and tissue donation – to be a donor or opt out of donation. Whatever you decide, it’s important to make it known.
If people haven’t recorded a decision about donation, then it will be assumed they have agreed to donate certain organs and tissue for transplantation, unless they are in a group for whom the law doesn’t apply.
People can record their decision on the NHS Organ Donor Register at any time, but it’s also important to discuss that donation decision with family and friends.
Families are always involved in the donation process, and leaving them with no doubt about your wishes can make it easier to ensure your decision is honoured.
Find out more and register your donation decision at www.organdonationscotland.org or call 0300 123 23 23. #OrganDonationWeek
Connecting with You
Connecting with You is a new service run by the British Red Cross. It’s available to all people aged 18 or over in Scotland who are experiencing issues associated with loneliness. Support will depend on needs and what is available in the area. It could include things like:
· weekly phone calls to check in;
· online support;
· in-person meetings;
· support getting into new or old hobbies and interests;
· help meeting new people, or getting back in touch with people you already know.
To arrange a phone conversation about what kind of support would be most helpful, contact the British Red Cross by phone on 07709502127 (Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm. Calls charged at your standard network rate) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
ARA Shalloch Park HGV Park Works – Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd October 2021
Please note that ARA require to install temporary traffic signals on A77 with Amey Highways authorisation to complete kerbing and resurfacing works at the HGV park at Shalloch Park south of Girvan as shown on the attached Works Location Plan.
The signals will be manually controlled by on-site operatives (Glenmavis Traffic Management) to allow the best traffic flow as required paying special attention to ferry traffic in both directions – see TM00238 Plan attached.
Works will be from 0930-1530 both days and advance warning signs of works will be installed at the location in both directions by Friday of this week.
B741 Dailly – Straiton (Woodside to Aird Bridge))
(Temporary Road Closure) Order 2021
Road closed from B741 Dailly – Straiton, from the junction with Woodside, north-eastwards to a point in the vicinity of Moorston, a distance of approximately 2000 metres.
From Monday 20th September – road is expected to only be closed between 08:00 and 17:00 hours each day with the road open outwith these times until anticipated completion by 17:00 hours on Friday 15th October 2021.
The days and times of the works may be dependent upon the weather conditions.
An alternative route suitable for all through traffic will be signed via the B741, C29 Ruglen, level crossing, Wallacetown towards Dailly and Woodside; or from Dailly via the B741 to A77 south to Girvan Hospital roundabout, B734 towards Old Dailly and the B7035.