Home Start Ayrshire is the host organisation for Link Up in North West Kilmarnock. The communities of Onthank, Tourhill, Alton Hill, Knockinlaw and parts of Longpark make up North West Kilmarnock – home to over 5,000 people. Neill, the Community Facilitator, started working on Link Up late in November 2014.
The communities of Onthank, Tourhill, Alton Hill, Knockinlaw and parts of Longpark make up North West Kilmarnock – home to over 5,000 people. There is a good community network within the area and residents aim to create a secure and welcoming atmosphere. Local assets include two fantastic primary schools, a brilliant nursery, three places of worship, 4 residents associations, a popular dog grooming parlour, a scattering of good local shops, large grassed areas, football cage, youth centre, resource centre and community centre hosting activities such as badminton, homework club, recycling activities, women’s and girls zone , football, dancing, over 50s club, and coffee mornings. Recently residents have rallied together and new initiatives include a beech grove community garden and archery classes.
The Thrive Outdoors team has today (Monday 12 February 2024) launched a new website to showcase the work of the fund and share resources with the play and outdoor sector. The new site will be a hub for outdoor play champions, offering support, guidance and resources – a one-stop-shop for practitioners, education professionals and childmindersRead More
We kicked off the new year by hosting the first online conference of its kind in Scotland – Infant Mental Health: Babies in Scotland 2024. This event was in partnership with the Scottish Government and was our biggest event yet with 588 people attending on the day. It was incredible to get that manyRead More
The Scottish Government has recently asked for views on their proposed Care Leavers Payment. As Scotland’s national mentoring programme for children and young people with care experience, our Fund Manager Christine was in a unique position to gather valuable insights from the young people this will affect. Here’s what she found out… In myRead More