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HOPE Project

All our face-to-face activities had to be suspended due to the Covid19 pandemic. However, our normal services have been redesigned and adapted to best provide support to older people where it is most needed during these difficult times.
This includes providing telephone befriending calls and remote digital support, as well as a digital activities programme.

Normally we provide a range of services specifically for over 50’s within the local community and throughout North Ayrshire. Our main aim is to help older people 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 i.e. 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 golden years.

Over the years, the HOPE project has provided a range of services including:

  • One-to-One Befriending
  • Telephone Befriending
  • Digital Support
  • Social Outings
  • Weekly Lunch Clubs
  • Social Activities
  • Interest Classes
  • Health & Fitness Classes
  • Information library and information talks

When safe to do so, we hope to restart a range of activities and are looking forward to getting back to supporting older people within the community in person.

For the moment, our activities continue remotely but we are looking forward to restarting our face to face services as soon as possible. We will update this page as soon as we are able to see you again in person and we will be taking every precaution to ensure your health and safety is a priority when we do meet up.


In the meantime, we continue to provide our remote activities including our weekly Zoom Quiz every Thursday at 1pm. If a quiz isn’t your thing, why not join us for a blether on a Friday evening? We can help you with any Zoom support you might need and it’s really easy to join in.


Contact paul@clasps.org.uk to join either of these activities, refer a friend of family member or simply for more information.

There is a small charge for some of our activities. This is dependent on venues, as well as the activities being provided.

Our activities run Monday – Friday and we regularly update the schedule to ensure we are providing the most appropriate service for our community.

Resources and Amenities:

CLASP Resource Centre is situated in the centre of Stevenston town across from the Medical Centre and is usually available for let 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.

The centre is wheelchair accessible.

Areas Covered:
North Ayrshire

HOPE 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 Contact:
Liz Docherty
Tel. 01294 602711 / 07464 206592
Email: liz@clasps.org.uk