Out of hours info and Christmas day drop in lunches

Emergency Social Work Service

Tel: 0800 328 7758

Note: The Emergency Out Of Hours Social Work Service is available after 5pm until 9am, Monday to Friday and throughout the weekend, including public holidays. You will be put through to the Ayrshire Social Work out of Hours Response Service. A qualified Social Worker will assess the circumstances referred.

Ayrshire Samaritans

01563 531313 (local call charges apply)    National telephone: 116 123 (this number is free to call)

Breathing Space

A confidential phoneline for anyone in Scotland feeling low, anxious or depressed.

0800 83 85 87

Age Scotland Helpline

Provide a one stop shop for people over the age of 50 to ask any question. Some callers don’t even want to ask a question, they just want someone to talk to. It’s a very simple way to tackle loneliness and isolation.  0800 12 44 222

East Ayrshire Council

In the event of an emergency our out of hours number is 0845 724 0000.

Christmas Day Drop in lunches



12noon – 2pm Christmas Day

For one day only – Don’t be alone or go without.  Join us for lunch and a blether on Christmas Day.


– All welcome  – No questions  – No charge


Drivers are available to pick up and drop off anyone who is elderly or has mobility problems.

Contact George on 07767 332601 or message the Back To Basics Facebook page.

The Base will be accepting donations for local food banks on Sat 23 Dec 10am-5pm & Sun 24th Dec 1pm-4pm.


Stewarton Community Christmas Lunch at Manna

Norma Irvine, the owner of Manna Coffee Shop has very kindly offered to open her Coffee shop on Christmas Day to provide a free Xmas lunch for people in the community of Stewarton who otherwise would be alone that day.

The community are pulling together to provide the catering, presents, entertainment, transport and their time on the day.

They would like to identify anyone who would benefit from this and are asking for your help. Do you know anyone who would like to join us for Christmas Lunch?

The only criterion is that they live in the Stewarton area.


Create a Smile Scotland have organised a Christmas Lunch with transport provided. The closing date for booking a place has passed.


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