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HOPE Goes Digital Project

During the Covid19 pandemic our normal services were redesigned and adapted to best provide support to people, in North Ayrshire, where it was most needed during these difficult times.  This included providing telephone befriending calls and remote digital support, as well as a digital activities programme.

We have now been able to restart some of our activities within the local community and throughout North Ayrshire. Our main aim is to help people aged 50+ remain independent within their own homes for longer. We want to help them enjoy life in the company of others through the provision of numerous services ie social activities, outings, interests, health & fitness classes as well as information and advice. We make available our extensive information library to ensure they are assisted in making informed choices on all aspects of their advancing years.

Our HOPE Goes Digital project provides a range of services including:

  • One-to-one befriending
  • Telephone befriending
  • Digital support and training
  • Digital activities including a quiz and ‘tea & natter’
  • Social outings
  • Weekly lunch club
  • Social activities
  • Interest classes
  • Health & fitness classes
  • Information library and information talks

For more information, please contact us

Current Activities (from Monday 10 January 2022)

Venues
CLASP Resources Centre – 10 Alexander Place, Stevenston KA20 3AE

Arglye Community Centre – Campbell Avenue, Saltcoats KA21 5AG

Fullarton Community Hub – Ayr Road, Irvine KA12 4DL

When, Where and How Much
Our activities run Monday – Friday at venues across North Ayrshire and we regularly update the schedule to ensure we are providing the most appropriate service for our community.  We have a small charge for our face to face activities, details are shown in the Current Activities list above.

Resources and Amenities


CLASP Resource Centre is situated in the centre of Stevenston town, across from the Medical Centre and is also available for hire including evenings for meetings, etc.  The Resource Centre houses an extensive Information Library covering a wide spectrum of topics including – benefits, safety, health, fitness, nutrition plus information on local and national support agencies.

Accessibility – The centre is wheelchair accessible.

Areas Covered – North Ayrshire

HOPE Goes Digital is assisted in the delivery of services by a dedicated team of volunteers who are trained and disclosure checked to equip them for the roles they will undertake. Age is not a barrier and many older adults find that they enjoy volunteering themselves.

We need YOUR help in order to help some of the most vulnerable people in our communities. If you are interested in volunteering with us, please visit our volunteering page for more information.

Main Contacts:

Jim Montgomery
Tel 01294 602711 or 07551 643 489
Email jimmy@clasps.org.uk
Salena Riley (digital learning/activities)
Tel 01294 602711 or 07916 886 369
Email digital@clasps.org.uk