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Covid-19

COVID-19: Support and services in Ayrshire

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We understand that COVID-19 is having a serious impact on the lives of women who sell/exchange sex. Below you can find information on key services in AYRSHIRE who are able to provide support with housing, money, food, sexual health, and wellbeing.

This list is being continually updated. If you need information about a service/topic that is not currently listed, please let us know here

Housing, Energy & Money

  • North Ayrshire Housing Support – Support and general advice on housing issues/worries, financial planning, and applying for benefits
  • Ayr Housing Aid Centre – Housing advice and advocacy via phone, email, and WhatsApp for South Ayrshire residents
  • SeAscape – Support with applying for benefits, addressing debt issues, and help in maintaining accommodation as well as a befriending service for South Ayrshire residents
  • CHAP – Telephone and email support for housing, welfare rights, and debt issues throughout Ayrshire
  • Ayrshire Housing – Telephone and email support for housing, welfare rights, and debt issues

Food

  • North Ayrshire Council - Weekly food packages for families of young people entitled to free school meals
  • Trussell Trust Foodbanks – There are a number of Trussell Trust foodbanks in the Ayrshire area which work on a referral system. Contact CLiCK if you require support in accessing a foodbank

Sexual Health

  • NHS Ayrshire & Arran – Drop-in services and all previously booked appointments have now been cancelled. Telephone consultations can be arranged by calling 01294 323226 between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Wellbeing

  • North Ayrshire Community Support Hubs – A number of community support hubs are now available across Irvine, Three Towns, North Coast, Garnock, Kilwinning, and Arran. These hubs serve as a local point of contact for needs arising from COVID-19 including health & wellbeing, money, and food. Hubs are not open to the public but can be contacted by phone
  • South Ayrshire Life – Helpline providing support with essential food shopping, prescription pick-up, and befriending
  • North Ayrshire Women’s Aid – Support available via phone and email for women, children and young people
  • East Ayrshire Women’s Aid – Support available via phone and email for women, children and young people
  • South Ayrshire Women’s Aid – Support available via phone for women, children and young people

 

The local Women's Worker for Ayrshire is Allison. You can request a call back here.

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