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Care & Share is for people who are homeless, have been homeless or are vulnerable to homelessness. At the heart of Care & Share is our weekly drop-in every Wednesday 2-4.30pm at Riverside Church (next door to the Job Centre Plus) on John Street, Ayr. Here you'll get a great meal, make new friends and find out all about our various activities. At Care & Share you can (if you choose to) access a range of help and advice... help with health, benefits, housing, addiction advice, education, getting back to work and lots more!

Have a look at our site here, and you'll see for yourself what we're all about. Please come along or feel free to get in touch.

Please come along or feel free to get in touch.

Ian Gall (Associate Pastor - Riverside Church)


Poems and writings Posted on 31 Mar, 2012 09:08PM

A – means always have a blether with friends
B – being in a place of safety
C – is companionship
D – is drug free
E – is for everybody I meet I can learn from
F – food is good and varies
G – God is present here
H – is for honesty and being honest with myself
I – is for me and the independence I gain each day
J – is for the joy of being sober in a place of sobriety
K – for the kindness I find in others
L – is for laughter and the love I feel in Care and Share
M – is meeting others and sharing my thoughts and dreams

~ Tony

Horse Riding

Activities Posted on 27 Mar, 2012 08:19PM

Craigengillan Estate is located just outside of Dalmellington. As we made our way up the drive two wild deer skipped across the road in front of the mini bus.

We were heading for the Riding Stables. As we entered the yard we could see the horses patiently waiting.

Our first task was to introduce ourselves to our mount. What do you say to a horse you have never met before? Just tell them your name and give them a pat on the neck said Roslyn our instructor.

Grooming was next on the agenda so armed with brushes and combs we diligently combed the mane and tail till the staff and hopefully the horses were happy.

Bridles and saddles were fitted and the excitement was mounting. Now it was our turn to dress up. Riding hats in all sizes were tried until one fitted!!

The command was given “mount up” and with a bit of help we all managed at least to sit in the saddle.

We were given basic instructions on horse control and signals and off we set.

The trek lasted just over one hour and included the horses walking and trotting.

Back in the yard we dismounted then helped to remove the saddles and do a bit more grooming. It was now lunchtime for horses and riders before heading back to Ayr.