Coronavirus – community contacts - Bute and Cowal

Last updated - 14/08/2020 - 14:08

Name of OrganisationAREAContact Details Details of what the organisation or group can offer
ACHABute and CowalTel:01700 502784ACHA welfare rights service is a free confidential telephone service for tenants offering help and advice on benefits
Blairmore Village Trust CICCowalTel. 07802 424487 (Agnes Harvey)
Volunteers acting as local point of contact to facilitate any necessary support or assistance to people living in Blairmore
Bute Advice CentreBute Tel: 01700 502784 
Bute Advice Centre is offering a free telephone service offering advice, information and support with regard to all welfare rights (benefits), energy and money problems.  Our trained, experienced staff will help you look at the range of options available and support you through the challenges you are facing.
Bute LifelineButeWeb. We provide up to date information on where to get essential supplies like food, medicine, pet supplies and other essentials like bottled gas. Find out shops doing home deliveries and how to get help from volunteers to get essentials for you. We also provide links to volunteer groups supporting the community of Bute.
Bute Oasis Foodbank ButeTel: 01700 502272 (Angela Callaghan)Providing bags of food to our most vulnerable people and families unable to afford to buy shopping
Bute Resilience TeamButeTel. 07922 883732  (Fiona Gillespie)
We can help with food shopping, Prescription collection and delivery. Call Mon, Wed or Fri
Bute ProduceButeTel. 01700 503181
Veg box scheme offering home delivery, support for people to put out bins, also offering Car Bute for people not wishing to use public transport
Bute Stepping Stones  ButeTel: 07470 279055Cancelled classes and drop in but keeping in contact by phone call us for a chat
Bute Versus Arthritis Bute  
Tel. 0800 5200 520
canceled all local face to face activities and have links and information  to online physical activity programmes, mindfulness and mental health and wellbeing on their website.
Carr GommBute and CowalDunoon
Anne Nugent 07768 777014
Harry Dalton 07789 945344
Dunoon Office 01369 702021
Alison Harrison 07827993010
Bute Office 01700 501888
Help with managing and applying for benefits, council tax and rent queries - No charge
Colintriave & Glendaruel Community Council Resilience GroupCowalTel. 07764 948373 (Kathleen Russell)Volunteers supporting people in Colintraive and Glendaruel area with delivering shopping and collecting prescriptions
Cowal and Bute Elderly Befrienders Bute and CowalTel. 01369 704985 Befrienders offers support for older people at risk of loneliness and social isolation in Cowal and Bute
Crossroads Cowal & Bute Bute and CowalTel: 01369707700 
They have cancelled all groups and face to face contact  but are offering telephone support to all unpaid carers
Crossroads Young Carers Bute and CowalWeb.  
Tel: 01369 704492 or 07827 767472  
All groups/after school groups/school visits/one to ones/home visits suspended. Setting up support by phone email whats app facebook text and facetime
Dunoon Burgh Hall Community KitchenCowalTel. 01369 701776 (between 10am and midday)Café reopened Sun, Wed and Fri - offering to delivering affordable freshly prepared meals. 2 courses £5, 3 courses £7. Order in the moring for delivery that afternoon. Deliveries running until end of August 2020
Dunoon Foodbank and HubgrubCowalTel. 07776 015956 (Anne Clark)Food parcels for people unable to afford to buy food
Family Mediation Argyll & ButeBute and CowalTel. 01631 570101 
We will be available for telephone support for families. Child contact or contacting partners checking on children's well being from other partner if parties do not speak to each other. At present we are still operating child contact but this will change if nurseries and schools close.  
Help Project Cowal and Bute Bute and CowalTel.  01369 707600 (Dunoon)
Tel. 07717 126715 (Bute)
Phone service support for young vulnerable people aged 16 to 26
Homestart Majik Cowal and ButeBute and CowalTel. 01369 702418 
Supporting vulnerable families using facetime and phone support. Can help access emergency supplies
Interloch Transport, Cowal and ButeBute and CowalTel. 01369 840474Shopping and prescription collection and delivery.  Supported and accessible transport focusing on medical appointments, access to local services and social & group events.
Listening Service - ButeButeTel. 01700 550025 - available Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1400 hrs to 1800 hrsIf you feel things are falling apart - we're here to help you fit the pieces together again. We know this time of lockdown and beyond is difficult but we're here to help you through. All our volunteers are trained professionals and callers will receive a sympathetic ear and suggestions for ways to manage stress-related anxiety
Marie Curie Information and SupportBute and CowalFree phone. 0800 090 2309 (Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am to 5pm) 
If you, or someone you know, is affected by a terminal illness and concerned about coronavirus (COVID-19), our Support Line team are ready to help with the information you need when you need it.
Rape Crisis Cowal and ButeBute and CowalTel. 07918 765251                                                          Telephone support to clients and people who have experienced sexual assault, we also support family members of people who are suffering. 
Raymond Deans ChapliancyBute and CowalTel. 07580 533400Telephone support and listening service
Sandbank Community CouncilCowalWhats App Group - Text 07776 000006 to joinOffering free support to ensure no one is left isolated or without support. Deliveries, picking up shopping or medication, phone calls, posting mail, topping up utilities.
Strachur Isolation support groupCowalEmail: isgstrachur@gmail.comVolunteers will deliver shopping from local shops to elderly and vulnerable people who are self isolating
South Cowal Community Council - Community SupportCowalTel. 01369 564 154Offering free support including collecting shopping, preparing meals, help with pets, someone to talk to.
The Meeting Place, DunoonCowalTel 07483910110 or 07379202024
Support for participants of The Meeting Place by telephone and video conferencing. Outdoor support sessions on Mondays 11 -1pm in the church garden. Also support available for the wider community where required