Caring for Ayrshire
Caring for Ayrshire is an exciting and ambitious programme that will transform health and care services across Ayrshire and Arran. More people are living into old age, and whilst this is good news, we need to make sure that people lead not just longer lives, but longer, healthier lives. Our health and care services need to evolve to make sure we can look after more people and in better ways.
Care & Support North Ayrshire (CareNA)
Welcome to Care & Support North Ayrshire (CareNA) Website CareNA connects people using services in North Ayrshire with service providers. The site gives you information and contact details for providers that deliver services, activities and support across North Ayrshire. All the providers on CareNA have been encouraged to include their quality standards and ratings wherever possible. This is to ensure they are meeting the standards required to provide you with the quality you deserve.
Dumfries House – Health & Wellbeing Centre
Here at Dumfries House we are running programmes, which focus on conditions where we can support individuals to look at ways which can help them manage their condition. With the current Pandemic we are running the programmes via Zoom successfully and have adapted the programmes to reflect what is possible through this medium. Each programmes is group based and run for 2 hours once per week.
Active North Ayrshire
Active North Ayrshire (ANA) is our local physical activity on referral programme in North Ayrshire. You can be referred to the programme by your GP or health professional and we will support you to become more active with activities and physical activity that are fun and enjoyable. Whether you are recovering from a heart attack or stroke, have a lifelong condition or simply need additional support to lose weight we have activities and classes suitable for everyone.
Up and About: Taking positive steps to avoid trips and falls
Taking positive steps to avoid trips and falls has been produced by NHS Health Scotland, Age Scotland and the National Osteoporosis Society. It includes information and helpful advice to those most at risk of trips and falls. Around one in three older people experience a fall at least once a year. Getting out and about helps keep people active and enables them to do the things they enjoy doing and seeing their friends and family. However, falling, or the fear from getting out and about.
Symptoms and self-help
Information on common symptoms and what to do about them. Includes stomach ache, headache and rash.
Welcome to Easy Health
With over 380 easy read health resources that include pictures and simple text, Easy Health's information is accessible to anyone who finds written information hard to understand, including people with learning disabilities.
Re-engage provides vital, life-enhancing social connections for older people at a time in their lives when their social circles are diminishing.
Street Fit Scotland
Street fit Scotland is a not for profit Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation/Social Enterprise. Our programme provides a route back into the community, a way of re-integrating back into society supporting to become active citizens.
Vitamin B12 or folate deficiency anaemia
Vitamin B12 or B9 (commonly called folate) deficiency anaemia occurs when a lack of vitamin B12 or folate causes the body to produce abnormally large red blood cells that can't function properly.
SAM (Self Help for Anxiety Management) (Age 12 yrs +)
This app provides self-help techniques to help manage overall anxiety. Track anxiety levels, triggers, and build a personal tool kit in the app. It also provides interactive guidance for practicing self-help and a closed social community to engage with others. If you’re looking for holistic snapshot of your anxiety and how to cope with it, this may be the app for you.
Headspace (age 12yrs+)
Meditation app. Learn to relax. 10mins free for 10 days then small subscription.
Safespot (age 6-12 yrs)
Downloadable app (android and IOS) developed by a child psychiatrist who used to work in FV. Promotes mental wellbeing by teaching coping skills.
By sharing people’s real-life experiences, healthtalk.org provides free, reliable information about health issues. You can watch people share their stories about cancer, autism, motor-neurone disease, pregnancy, drugs, depression and much more.
Humankind create services and support to meet people’s complex health and social needs, helping them to build healthier lives that have meaning and value for themselves and their families. They support local people to create stronger, better-connected communities.
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