Coronavirus – community contacts - Bute and Cowal

Page updated - 14/01/2021 - 14:47

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  Email: 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 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 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
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.
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 Resilience GroupCowal

Tel: 07776 000066

Email :

Our WhatsApp group of volunteers is running again contact us for shopping, a chat or advice if needed.

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.