Shaping North Ayrshire - Your Voice Your View

Ideas in scope: All Applications

This heading has a budget of £60,000

Teen Challenge & Grub and Gospel (joint application)

2020-06-05  •  NAC Admin  •  All Applications

Funding would be used to advise, inform and support people suffering from addiction to know that recovery from drug and alcohol addiction is possible, as well as liaising with other recovery and rehab initiatives, supporting applications to residential rehab and creating opportunities for those seeking recovery to meet those people who are role models of successful recovery.

Irvine Team Challenge has been running weekly for 12 years and has spawned both Grub and Gospel and Care and Share (additional addiction support initiatives). During that time they have supported a number of people in gaining access to residential Christian rehabilitation centres and provided a safe environment for people.


Café Solace, Irvine

2020-06-05  •  NAC Admin  •  All Applications

Funding would be used to help the Cafe Solace team continue to realise their ambitions for the group. It would enable them to become increasingly self-sufficient and expand their work in North Ayrshire, inviting others into a healthy, recovery-friendly environment.

Café Solace are community cafés run by people who have been affected by addiction. Aiming to champion recovery in North Ayrshire, the cafés allow people to “give something back” to the community, their families and themselves. The cafés provide a safe and welcoming place for social networks to be created and provide community support and service information.


Drug and Alcohol Services for Young People on Arran

2020-06-05  •  NAC Admin  •  All Applications

Arran Youth Foundations would use Substance of our Communities funding to provide drug and alcohol services for young people on Arran. This is a hidden problem on Arran, with few places for young people to turn and some services only available on the mainland.

They will do this through working with young people and partners to achieve the best outcome for affected young people. As the only youth work organisation on the island, AYF work with the majority of young people of high school age. Through these relationships, they are well placed to support young people with substance misuse problems.


Extra Time Project

2020-06-05  •  NAC Admin  •  All Applications

This consortium approach will respond to people in recovery who have requested ‘Extra Time’ to discuss the impact of their lived experiences on their families and how to support each other following a recent street Valium drug related death. This project will enable people in recovery to engage with their families to build resilience and enhance communication, and will provide opportunities that foster family cohesion.

People in recovery have indicated that they would like to explore how their lived experiences have impacted upon family life and how best to empower families when supporting a family member with lived experiences not to relapse.


North Ayrshire Executive Youth Council

2020-06-05  •  NAC Admin  •  All Applications

Young people emphasised the need for a resource that was instantly accessible, 24/7, and with young people at the core of creation and delivery.

The group will lead a working group of young people and professionals to create meaningful and appropriate content in short and snappy blogs, animated videos and custom-made workshops. The themes will cover the issues that young people and professionals mutually agree on.

The project will bring together the Youth Executive, the Charlie Programme, Care Experienced Young People and local secondary schools, along with professionals including NHS, Police, Barnardo’s.


Café Solace, Kilbirnie

2020-06-05  •  NAC Admin  •  All Applications

Café Solace is a community approach to supporting and reinvigorating people in recovery and ex-offenders with peer support via a community café. The café also allows the elderly and vulnerable, the lonely, and those with limited funds to come together once a week for a low cost, home cooked 3-course meal.

Café Solace Kilbirnie is a safe place for volunteers to be open about their past and receive support to achieve a better future. People work at their own pace and achieve a sense of purpose and confidence, while being supported in their recovery from substance use.