Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Donations and offers of support

We have been humbled by the generous offers of support from individuals, community organisations, faith groups and local businesses, with many keen to volunteer in any way they can. If you or your organisation can assist at this time, please get in touch.

For further assistance in your area please also see:

AreaOrganisation or individualAssistance offeredContact details

Ayrshire

Aggreko UK Ltd

  • Free rental diesel-powered, canopy-style (30KVA to 200KVA) generators for any portable buildings, COVID-19 testing centres, NHS HUBs buildings, etc.
  • Lewis Scremin
  • 07794 392784
  • Email: lewis.scremin@aggreko.co.uk

Ayrshire

Centrestage @ Home

  • We will deliver a variety of our classes and activities virtually across the week from Aspire to Gie it Laldy. Our social media channels will keep you updated on times.

Check our website for links to our social media channels

  • Centrestage food and support: Working with our partners, we will create and deliver nutritious and tasty meals and support to people throughout Ayrshire

  • Centrestage chat: Our team are ready to chat and over the coming weeks will be available on the phone for a natter and to see how we can help

Ayrshire

Families Outside

  • We will continue to support all of those affected by a loved one in prison by phone, email, text, WhatsApp, FaceTime, Skype, Facebook, and Twitter. ​
  • We have staff members covering every local authority area in Scotland and every Scottish prison who will be keeping in close communication with prisons, visitor centres, and key services.

Please note our operating times are Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.​ Our regional teams are also providing support remotely. 

We are here to listen to your concerns and help, or put you in touch with someone who can. If you or someone you are working with needs support please contact us.

East Ayrshire

Ability Net

  • Online web seminar to offer information and support on how to stay connected with family and friends using technology during a time of social isolation - and to learn skills for when it is no longer necessary.  Also help setting up PCs, Laptops, Mobiles & Tablets.  Looking at apps to help with disabilities.  Also help with Zoom, Whatsapp and online shopping.
  • Chris Grant
  • 0800 269545 07555 397391
  • Email: v.scotland@abilitynet.org.uk

Drongan and surrounding area

Create A Smile Scotland (CASS)

  • Support to elderly

East Ayrshire and Scotland

Abused Men In Scotland (AMIS)

  • Free helpline and email support.
  • Aiden Pacey
  • aiden@amis.org.uk

East Ayrshire

Alzheimer Scotland

  • Helping people stay in touch
  • Jim Baird
  • Tel: 01563 542621

East Ayrshire

Arnold Clark

  • Two free, insured vehicles at each rental branch to be used locally if anyone needs them to assist vulnerable groups

East Ayrshire

Ayrshire Roads Alliance

  • Driving assistance

East Ayrshire

Ayrshire Roads Alliance

  • Driving assistance

East Ayrshire

Ayrshire Roads Alliance

  • Driving assistance

East Ayrshire

Ayrshire Roads Alliance

  • Driving assistance
  • Steven Milloy
  • Tel: 07805 743082
  • Tel: 07805 161806 (P)
  • Email:   malloy6@aol.com

East Ayrshire

Break the Silence

  • Provide professional support to survivors of rape and sexual abuse, of all genders aged 13 years and above.
  • During this challenging time we want you to know we are still operating and have a range of support options in place, adapted to suit current guidelines.  Support can be accessed through telephone, email, or video counselling (through Attend Anywhere).  We continue to accept referrals.

East Ayrshire

Community Brokerage Network

  • Providing practical and/or emotional support to vulnerable people in the community

East Ayrshire Resident

Cllr Maitland (via)

  • Donation of PPE to EAC workers.
 
East Ayrshire

 

Compass Self  Drive

  • Vehicles available for front line workers and for collecting prescriptions, medicine, delivering food, providing care for the elderly, transport to hospital appointment and providing educational resources
  • Donald McDonald
  • Email: dmacd@compass-selfdrive.co.uk

East Ayrshire

Craufurdland Ltd

  • Provision of burial plots

East Ayrshire

DM Fruit & Co

  • PM the Facebook page or call to arrange delivery. Shop is open and social distancing restrictions apply

East Ayrshire

East Ayrshire Carers

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East Ayrshire

East Ayrshire Council

  • Offer of acetate sheets to NHS
  • Maureen Boyle
  • Email: Maureen.boyle@east-ayrshire.gov.uk

East Ayrshire

Emma Frew

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  • Emma Frew
  • Tel: 07834 300386

East Ayrshire

Gilmartin's Café & Bakery

  • Visit our Facebook and website for info on deliveries and payments

East Ayrshire

Gowanbank

  • 10 en suite bedrooms (Total of 45 beds). Can arrange catering.  Particularly useful for vulnerable children and young people. 
  • Colin Campbell
  • 01560 323370
  • 07597 511326
  • Email: colin.campbell@suscotland.org.uk

East Ayrshire

Idle Hands Shop & Bakery

  • Check facebook page for info on ordering, deliveries and collections - social distancing restrictions

East Ayrshire

 

 

 

 

 

Jewson

Offer to supply and deliver material for essential works.

Essential works would be classed as:

  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Sheltered Housing
  • Foodbanks etc

East Ayrshire

Katrena McDonald

  • Use of S5, S6 and university students
  • Also links to Salvation Army foodbank collation and delivery

East Ayrshire

Loch Lomond Group

  • Hand Sanitiser

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East Ayrshire

Mpower

  • Offering support & a Well Being Plan to over 65s.  Signposting to clinical services regarding health/long term condition management & independent living.
  • Lynn Anderson
  • 01292 660444
  • 07866 148804
  • Email: lynn.anderson@aapct.scot.nhs.uk

East Ayrshire

Navigators, Crosshouse Hosp

  • Offer to collected prescription medication and deliver to people.
  • Ellen Castle
  • 07365 263016

East Ayrshire 

No one Dies Alone 

  • Offering online and telephone support to people who are dying and alone, and their families, and also the wider community. 
  • Available for a friendly chat to break up the day and help people feel less alone. 

(All volunteers have up-to-date Disclosures and many are health care professionals and retired health care professionals)

  • Linda-Jane McCurrach
  • Tel: 07858 151969

 East Ayrshire

Retired Assistant Housing Manager

  • Advice
  • Clerical work
  • Collating figures
  • Logistic planning or call handling

East Ayrshire

Retired Housing Manager

  • Advice re housing (willing to help in communities)

East Ayrshire

Salvation Army

  • Give out emergency food parcels
  • Soup and sandwich take away on a Thursday
  •  Tel: 07930 337245 

East Ayrshire

Samaritans

  • Volunteers continuing to staff phones on behalf of Samaritans.
  • Mairi Gordon
  • m.gordon@samaritans.org

East Ayrshire

Scottish Fire & Rescue

  • Assistance in delivering vital prescriptions and medical supplies to vulnerable members of the community.
  • Gary Tait
  • 01290 427610
  • gary.tait@firescotland.gov.uk

East Ayrshire

Stagecoach

  • Driving assistance (meals on wheels, community care transport)

East Ayrshire

Steven Proctor

  • Offer of a van and to distribute food and resources

East Ayrshire

Ucan

  • Chatting (while social distancing)
  • Telephone contact
  • Dropping off activities and learning resources
  • Shopping for an individual
  • Stay with a service user to allow their family/carer to go shopping
  • Dropping off meals
  • Helping with household chores and personal care
  • Supporting daily exercise/providing exercise programmes/videos

East Ayrshire

OYO Rooms.com

  • Hotel owners have agreed to fixed rates of £32 per night or £190 per week

East Ayrshire

Regency

  • Offer of a van and two operatives to assist with any works that may be required in East Ayrshire, free of charge.

    This can be anything from delivering items to those in need or checking on vulnerable people.

East Ayrshire

Tash McTaggart

  • Building contractor offering 10 men, 3 vans, 1 pick up, 3 trailers to transport cubes, 6xn icu cubes (1,000 ltrs), 1 kabuku 4x4, 4dn nap ask sprayers, source for 99% disinfectant 20 ltr drums, 1 mobile pressure washer & their own protective PPE.

  • Tash McTaggart
  • 07769 630859

East Ayrshire

TPS

  • Vehicles and possibly drivers within the community.

  • Keith Palmer
  • 07712 881312

East Ayrshire

Vehicle Graphic Solutions

  • Install Local Authority / Coronavirus campaign artwork (2 banners per local authority) on refuse collection vehicles.

  • Lawrence Craig
  • lcraig@roadvert.com

East Ayrshire

Volunteer Centre

  • Volunteers willing to work anywhere they are required.
  • Alice McArdle
  • Email: alice.mcardle@eav.org.uk volunteer@eav.org.uk

East Ayrshire

We Are With You (Formerly Addaction)

  • 121 and group support for those affected by drug/alcohol use and their families via telephone, email or Google meets.  Support for those worried about the drug/alcohol use of others.  Supply Naloxone via home delivery or post.  Support to access other groups and agencies in the local area.  Use of premises.
  • Chris Bermingham
  • 07989 442610
  • chris.bermingham@wearewithyou.org.uk

Galston and surrounding area

Ayrshire Roads Alliance

  • Four vehicles with drivers available daily from Gauchalland Depot

Hurlford and surrounding area

Stuart Colbron

  • Volunteering to deliver meals, PPE, etc.
  • stuart.colbron@southlanarkshire.gov.uk

Irvine Valley

CycleStation

  • Pick up/drop off errands service for those in isolation or within the vulnerable sector

KiImarnock North West

D I Contracts

  • Make kitchen available for meals for vulnerable or front line staff
  • Building utilised to make up shopping supplies and delivery for elderly

(Please note: offer made to East Ayrshire Council and East Ayrshire Leisure Trust)

KiImarnock North West

Margaret Boyd

  • Children’s brunch appeal

Kilmarnock and surrounding areas (+10 miles) 

 

First Class Joinery

  • Offer of services for repairs in private households
  • Also closely involved with a voluntary group in Southcraigs, Wardneuk and Dean area of the town in which they are supplying support services to the elderly, vulnerable, infirm and those isolating due to sickness or self-isolating through choice. This service includes the running of essential errands only - vital shopping supplies, prescriptions etc.

Kilmarnock Central

Dominos Pizza

  • Free pizza to East Ayrshire Council staff

Kilmarnock Central

Elaine Cowan

  • Setting up network of community volunteers

Kilmarnock Central

Foodbank

  • Accepting donations for Foodbank
  • WG13

Kilmarnock Central

Halo

  • Drivers to go shopping, uplift food/medicines/transport, for older and vulnerable people
  • Free flat accommodation for a four month period (currently four available) for people to self isolate
  • Community cash fun of up to £50,000 to assist older people and young people in need

Kilmarnock Central

Hillhouse

  • Use of vehicle for resource distribution and possible online appeal for nappies, food, etc.
  • Sarah Hall
  • Tel: 01563 523362
  • Tel: 07855 463019

Kilmarnock Central

Hillhouse

  • Additional labour and vehicles to back up or replace workforce

Kilmarnock Central

Howard Centre

  • Cold rolls and tea
  • Elaine
  • Tel: 07526 128194

Kilmarnock Central

Kilmarnock FC

  • Using facilities to offer food to families and over 70s

Kilmarnock Central

Recovery Cafe

  • Offering resource and personal packs
  • Mark

Kilmarnock Central

Reverend David Cameron

  • Offer of assistance with community faith groups
  • Sending out leaflets to the local community. Giving out food parcels

Kilmarnock Central

Take A Bow

  • Free facilities within the venue to be used for preparing food
  • Martin Hay

Kilmarnock Central and North West

Archibald Taylor Trust

  • Offer the estimated £40,000 Ayrshire Cancer Support have estimated will be needed to get them through the crisis

Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock Rotary Club

  • Volunteers for any service.
  • George English
  • 01290 559036
  • 07810 370312

New Cumnock and surrounding areas

RAD Hotel Group

  • Support to cook for vulnerable families in Lochside restaurant and offer of making up food and delivering to families
  • Robert
  • Tel: 07881 584733

Southcraigs/Dean

Andy McKean

  • Group of volunteers looking to support older people in their area

Stewarton and Annick, Kilmarnock, Irvine Valley, Mauchline, Cumnock, Auchinleck

Helping Hands

  • Shopping (£10 delivery charge)
  • Staying in touch

 

Contact Information

Council Headquarters
London Road
Kilmarnock
East Ayrshire
KA3 7BU
Contact us online: www.eastayrshi.re/contactus
Save time, do it online: www.our.east-ayrshire.gov.uk
Telephone: 01563 554400
Textphone: 01563 576167
24 Hour Emergency Helpline: 0345 724 0000 (local rate)
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