CLASP (Community Led Action & Support Project)
Provides a local base for confidential access to information on a wide variety of subjects.
Here on our website you will find information on all the services we provide to the local community.
Please Note: As a voluntary organisation we are not here to judge cases but to provide free and confidential support.

LATEST NEWS

WE NEED YOU!!

NEW MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEMBERS

CLASP is a voluntary charitable organisation based in Stevenston but providing a wide range of services to those most in need across North Ayrshire.

We have been inspired by the amazing response of communities and volunteers during the Coronavirus Crisis so wondered if you would like to get involved in a local organisation who very much put our communities and service users at the heart of all we do.

We are currently seeking new voluntary management committee members who will add to the broad range of skills and expertise on our existing Board. Please click here for more details.

If you would be like to express an interest in becoming part of an organisation that has been supporting the communities of North Ayrshire for over 20 years, please contact Rosemary McCurdy, General Manager – rosemary@clasps.org.uk for more information.

What do you think of having medical appointments by video? Technology Enabled Care (TEC) Scotland would love to hear from you.

You are invited to contribute your views during TEC’s Near Me public engagement exercise between Monday 29 June and Friday 24 July 2020.

To see TEC’s vision for how Near Me video consulting will be used in health and care services in Scotland view the information pdf here. This vision is designed to inform plans within local organisations, and is endorsed by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport and the Scottish Government.

Please tell us your view by taking part in the survey HERE

If you would like further information, help with completing the form or wish to feedback in some other way, please contact: nss.nearme@nhs.net or contact Maimie Thompson, Near Me Communications Manager, on 07522 516043. Thank you.

After the survey closes, the results of this survey will be published at www.tec.scot by the end of August 2020. The results will be used to improve the Near Me service

Ghillie Dhu Crew Send Bugs with Hugs via CLASP!

CLASP has been working in partnership with North Ayrshire Council Fostering and Adoption services and the group called the Ghillie Dhu Crew that is made up of children who are in permanent foster care or who are adopted. The children have been lovingly making hearts and cards for older people who are living alone – the short video above captures the children making the cards and hearts and the partnership between the group and CLASP. 

CLASP nominated the older people to receive these ‘bugs with hugs’ cards, addressed the envelopes and posted the packages. Below is the letter which accompanied the cards.

Ghillie Dhu Crew Letter

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Click / tap the links below for more…

Celebrating Volunteers Week 2020
To celebrate Volunteers Week we want to say A Massive Thanks to our Fabulous Team of Volunteers who go above and beyond in supporting people within their communities and across North Ayrshire.

You know who you are and you are all AMAZING! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

DON’T FEEL ALONE – GIVE US A PHONE!
CLASP, via our HOPE and CLASP Digital Projects are now providing a Telephone Befriending and digital support service for older people residing in North Ayrshire, during this pandemic. Click here for more information.

CLASP Digital Senior Learners ‘graduate’ with flying colours.
January 2020
Celebration of Achievement for CLASP Digital’s Senior Learners!

Read the event report here

Click here to view a short video we made to illustrate the impact CLASP Digital has had on our amazing learners over the past 2½ years!

CLASP Digital Snapshot Presentation at Digital Health & Care Scotland Learning Network Day.
June 2019

CLASP Digital’s Digital Participation Coordinator gave a 5 minute snapshot presentation to 300 professionals working in Digital Health & Care. The event was held at the University of Strathclyde’s Technology & Innovation Centre, Glasgow.

To see a video of the presentation, click/tap here to jump to CLASP Digital home page.

FANTASTIC NEWS!
November 2018

CLASP is absolutely delighted to announce that we have just received a further 3 year Big Lottery Fund award for continuation of our HOPE Project for older people
Read more…  Big Lottery Confirms 3 More Years of Funding for HOPE Project

Click/tap here to jump to HOPE Project page.

Contact CLASP: Click here for contact details.
Link to our Facebook and/or Twitter pages for news of CLASP’s activities, events, fundraisers and more:
facebook.com/ClaspProject  
twitter.com/Clasp_Project

PLEASE DONATE!
If you would like to make a Donation the the Project to sustain our services in the area.
You can now use our JustGiving number detailed below.

Text CLSP15 add a space then the amount you wish to donate
either £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 and send to 70070.

You will be charged your usual network rate plus the amount you want to donate.