Please see the calendar pages for dates of resumption of social acitvities.
Carsphairn Community Council is acutely aware of the impacts of self isolation on the at-risk groups in our community.
However, in such a vast, remote and rural parish it is unfeasible for us to attempt to offer support directly. Many Community Councillors are within the high risk categories themselves and thus will also be self isolating.
At this difficult time we would implore members of the community to be "Guid Nychburris". The very best neighbors you can be. You will be aware of those considered vulnerable close to you. Offer your assistance. Don't wait for them to ask.
There are already offers of help being made spontaneously on the "Carsphairn Resilience Team" Facebook page. Those able to make such offers of support to others should make their details known there.
For people without access to the internet, Community Councillor's details are below. Please feel free to contact any one of us for help or advice should you feel the need.
Matt Hickman - 07531 035824
Liz Holmes - 07718 358160
Christine Whipp - 01644 460577
Feeling lonely? Call the Age Scotland free Helpline (for over 50s) for a friendly chat on 0800 12 44 222
Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm
Sometimes our thoughts and feelings can overwhelm us. It helps to get some Breathing Space. Pick up the phone - we're here to listen. 0800 838587
Weekdays: Monday-Thursday 6pm to 2am; Weekend: Friday 6pm-Monday 6am
Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We're here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
You can call for free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on 116 123.
Carsphairn Community Trust have set up a Help Group so those willing to volunteer during this current situation can help those requiring assistance, through fetching shopping, prescriptions etc. Leaflets are going out to all Carsphairn households this week (see below) to make everyone aware of the help available.
Anyone happy to volunteer can get in touch by email by clicking below:
From David Bartholomew -
"We’ve had to cancel church services for the foreseeable future, but I’ll be providing some material each week by e-mail so that people can be together in spirit even if they can’t be in body. We want to provide hope, support and encouragement to people in these difficult and uncertain times."