Coronavirus – community contacts - Mid Argyll, Kintyre and the Islands

Page updated - 21/05/2020 - 14:48

Name of OrganisationContact Details Details of what the organisation or group can offer
1000 VoicesTel: 01586 55474421
Longrow South
PA28 6AH
Referrals can be made here:
Telephone Befriending. Know someone who is lonely, isolated and in need of a chat? Why not refer them to our telephone befriending service!
A&M TransportTel. 01586 554 270 (Archie McMillan)
Tel. 07717817395 (Ewan McIlroy) 
Building 120a, Machrihanish Airbase, Campbeltown  
Will collect and drop off Co-op orders from those housebound or over 70s. Co-ops include Campbeltown, Tarbert Lochgilphead and Inveraray. 

Fiona Evamy Welfare Rights Officer for ACHA covering Mid-Argyll and Kintyre - 01546 605 878
Or contact our Customer Service Centre on 0800 028 2755

ACHA Welfare Rights Service is a free, confidential telephone service for tenants, offering help and advice on benefits.

Argyll & Bute Rape CrisisTel. 07741645530
Lines open 9am - 4pm Mon - Fri 
Email.  at any time                                              
New support line to provide support to all survivors of sexual trauma, including rape, sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse whether the abuse is recent or historic. The service is also available to non-offending family members
Argyll BakeriesTel.01586 553653
Now offering a delivery service in Kintyre                         
£10 min order -Campbeltown/ £20 minimum order-outwith  
Delivery to Carradale, Southend and other outlying areas will be arranged on specific days                                           
Prices: Soups £1.50.  Meals £3.60.                              
Cakes, pies and breads also available for delivery.  Additionally we can deliver cold meats, steak pies and butcher meat from the local butchers .  All orders must be received before 1pm.      
Argyll Care and RepairEmail. operating a restricted service  due to medical need
Ashbank Hotel Tel. 01583 431650 (Sharon and John Bell)
Ashbank Hotel, Carradale, PA28 6RY 
We are ordering in extra supplies from their supplier for local use and will deliver in Carradale
Boots the ChemistLongrow phone number 01586 552023  Main street phone number 01586 553208Delivery for daily pickups at both chemists at approximately midday. The patients need to contact the surgery and request delivery and then the scripts are marked appropriately (either 3 or 7 days depending on urgency). Open to people who fall into the required categories only  Free Service
Campbeltown Free ChurchTel. 01586 554589  (Roger and Joan Crooks)  Offering the chance to talk and pray over the phone
Campbeltown Town HallTel. 01586 552870 ( Eric Spence)
54 Main Street, Campbeltown, PA28 6AB 
We are compiling a list of individuals, groups and companies throughout Kintyre who are able to volunteer their help during this pandemic.We are looking for people to help with e.g. shopping, picking up prescriptions, help with transportation, distribution of foods and toiletries, answering phones, cleaning, delivering leaflets and checking on neighbours etc.
Carr GommCampbeltown
Nicki Dunlop 07827 993005
Rochelle McConnell 07827 993017 or 01546 606877
Anna Taylor 07827 992987
All Monday to Friday 9am-9pm
Help with managing and applying for benefits, council tax and rent queries - No charge
Chit Chat IslayEmail. (Gillian Chasemore) or GerryFlemming   
Supports anyone on Islay or Jura with long term conditions
Carr GommCampbeltown
Nicki Dunlop 07827 993005
Rochelle McConnell 07827 993017
Ty Williamson 07827 992985 or 01546 606877
Anna Taylor 07827 992987
All Monday to Friday 9am-9pm
Help with managing and applying for benefits, council tax and rent queries - No charge
Craignish Community Council Covid Coordination GroupEmail. Co-ordinating local community support
Dochas Carer's CentreTel. 01546 600022
We provide a service across MAKI with the Dochas team delivering a service in different areas such as Kintyre, Islay and Jura as well as Mid Argyll. We are available 10-4pm Monday to Friday. We provide a service to unpaid adult carers across MAKI and have three teams - support -outreach worker team- trained counselling team and a volunteer befriending team.
We will be maintaining regular contact with carers via telephone. However, we are also keen to hear from anyone in a caring role who is needing support. Our website and facebook pages will be updated regularly with information and advice.
Dunadd community Council - Kilmartin coordinator- Jim MalcolmEmail.  
Tel. 01546 510540
coordinating local community support
Dunadd Community Council - Kilmichael coordinator - David SmartEmail. 
Tel. 07758 130576
coordinating local community support
Dunadd Community Council - Slockavullin co-ordinator - Sue Maclean Email.  
Tel. 01546 510550
coordinating local community support
Dunadd Community Council - Ford Coordinator- Amber CrowleyEmail.  
Tel. 01546 810328
coordinating local community support
East Kintyre Community CouncilCatriona Trott  01583 431115
Malcolm Trott 07801416134 
Elaine Batchelor 01583 431533
If you are self-isolating during this time and have no way getting your shopping we can help.
If you are worried and perhaps would appreciate a phone call to update you on the situation and what is occurring in your village, or just to hear the sound of another voice, we can help. If you require shopping our volunteers will bring it to your door and leave it on the doorstep. They will ensure you have picked it up before leaving.
Furnace Village StoreTel. 01499 500668   
Furnace Village Store
The Cross
PA32 8XN
Opening hours: 9-5 Monday-Saturday 9-3 Sunday.

Services they offer: Post office, groceries - daily papers, hot food & drink this can be made in advance please call first so not to create a queue.

Local residents can place their order by phone and volunteers will collect and deliver thier groceries
Glenbarr StoresTel. 01583 421200                            
Zofia Sloan, Glenbarr, PA29 6UT
Providing the delivery of shopping and meals from Glenbarrstores 
Inveraray Community Council Linda 07388165366 or Aly 07717885404  A small network of volunteers that can deliver shopping etc to the elderly and self isolating
Kintyre Community Resilience GroupPhone Argyll and Bute Council's helpline:01546 605524 or message the active Facebook page
Many volunteers helping with prescriptions, shopping and activities to keep people safe in the Campbeltown area.
Kintyre Youth Cafe and Young Carers (The Hub)Mandy Robertson - 07988640259 
Facebook - The Hub 
Twitter - @TheHub23
Support for Young people including young Carers and families. Can be contacted by any of the above means at any time. Operating outreach only at this time. 
Lomond and Argyll Advocacy Tel. 01586 553428 ar 07810 823300 (Lindsay Griffen) 
We are here to help ensure people's rights, needs and wishes are heard and respected. We are independent of any health or social services and are funded to give particular priority to adults using mental health services, adults with learning disability and people over 65 years.
McIvors, CampbeltownTel. 01586 552386 (Stanley Watson)      Web. Vegetable boxes costing £10 or Fruit and Veg boxes costing £15.  Home bakery, fresh eggs, flowers and plants are also available to purchase.  Payment by card over the phone.  AM Transport supporting free deliveries. 
Mid Argyll Transport VolunteersCall Catherine Kennedy on 01546 603564 (weekdays 8.30am - 5.30pm)Mid Argyll Transport Volunteers are now happy to announce that as of Monday 6th April we will be collecting Prescriptions and shopping for our local community for free! ALL our drivers are PVG registered. 
Minard Good NeighboursTel. 01546 886273 ( Brain and Becs Barker)
Tel. 886276 (Liz Feeny)
Tel.  886252 (Margaret Moncur)                                                          
If you live in Minard area and need assistance with messages and  prescriptions or would like to have a conversation over the phone during isolation please contact us and we will put you in touch with one of our Minard based Good Neighbours.  
Multiple Sclerosis Centre Mid-ArgyllTel. 01546 606303 (Karen McCurry)
Based in Lochgilphead and providing  outreach support around health and wellbeing for current clients and those with long term conditions in Kintyre, Islay and Jura 
Reset the MindsetTel.: 01586 554796 (Gayle Barrett)     
Counsellor and Coach
Shopper-AideTel. 01586 551600
47 Longrow, Campbeltown, PA28 6ER
Taking elderly clients shopping, collecting and delivering shopping
Shopper-Aide Phone BuddyTel. 01586 551600 or pop in 23 Longrow, CampbeltownPhone buddy system for older people living on their own. Free of charge.
SOLAR  (Tiree)

Telephone 07375929350

Solar are offering a free, discreet and confidential service, in order that no one on Tiree needs to go without food or household essentials.  In addition a food sharing space is also being set up in the phone box at Scaranish. For information please call or email.
South Kintyre Development Trust
Tel. 01586 552870
Now coordinating the Kintyre foodbank at Campbeltown Town Hall.  Opens every Tuesday and Friday 10-12 - strict social distancing observed.  Also providing support to the Resilience group and other local organisations, as well as providing facilities.
Southend Community CouncilTel. 01586 830336 (Margaret McDowall) or 01586 830655 (John Bakes)We can pick up shopping, prescriptions or provide a chat over the phone for Southend residents
Tarbert FoodbankTel.  07391 582 359 or send a message to Tarbert Youth Group Facebook pageOpen every Friday 10:30-11:30 - contact Heather Bellshaw and Kellie Stokes at Tarbert Soup Group premises, 1, Kintyre Place, Tarbert PA29 6UL
The Glen Bar & RestaurantTel. 01583 431105
Carradale, PA28 6QG 
Provide meals for isolated vulnerable people in the Carradale area
The Kintyre LarderTel. 0772 599 4521 (Linda McLean) 
48 Main Street, Campbeltown, PA28 6AD
Now taking orders/payments by telephone/Facebook and will deliver for FREE to elderly and those isolating. Happy to serve from the door of our shop if this helps. Basically we will try and accommodate your needs to help everyone keep stocked up! Deliveries arriving throughout the week
The Tin Roof DinerEmail: 
Tel. 07437 007329 (text if no answer)
Supporting people who live in The Sound of Kintyre including collecting prescriptions, providing free meals to the most vunerable and selling basic supplies to your door.
We are With You (previously Addaction)Tel. 01496 301455
Online webchat.    
Free and confidential support about alcohol, drugs and mental health
Due to government guidelines regarding COVID-19, we are unable to
offer face-to-face services, however  We Are With You can offer support over the phone, via video calls and
virtual group work sessions.
We are still taking referrals, if you are worried about your substance use or are
worried about someone else’s. Please contact your local service on the numbers
below and a member of staff will be available to discuss your needs.
We offer a range of IEP/Needle exchange services across
Argyll & Bute. This can be offered via postal service or collection at a place of
West Coast this difficult time, we are offering free bus travel for all NHS workers. This is available by presenting a valid NHS card to our driver. Locally, in some areas such as Campbeltown,  we are working with local communities and offering a delivery service for those most vulnerable. This is an area we expect to further develop as more people self-isolate and to reduce the growing pressure on local pharmacists and food shops. If you feel this is something we can do in your community get in touch.