A COMMUNITY group which lost its home needs a chairlift to move into a perfect new base.

Brush Strokes, which provides a space to paint and draw for those with mental health issues, wants to flit to the Women's Hub in Ayr. 

Employers heard how engaging with education can support them to nurture future talent pipeline, engage with their local community and support young people in their career aspirations.

The Conference was hosted by Steering Group member and MSYP, Aaran McDonald.

Keynote speakers included Douglas Hutchison, Depute Chief Executive & Director of People – South Ayrshire Council, Rob Woodward, Chair of DYW Employer Forum and Jamie Hepburn, Minister for Business, Fair Work & Skills.

Rob Woodward, Chair of DYW Employer Forum said: “t is clear that DYW is becoming embedded in Ayrshire schools and is beginning to make a difference to the career prospects and aspirations of Ayrshire’s young people.”

Jamie Hepburn MSP, Minister for Business, Fair Work & Skills said: “Across the country we are seeing substantial progress, particularly in Ayrshire where I have seen firsthand that progress.”

Women’s Hub in Ayr.

But the group desperately needs a chair lift installed in the Arran Mall building are appealing for donations to make it a reality.

Brush Strokes, which gets referrals from GPs and other NHS services, was turfed out of St Columba’s Church in the town.

Its manager Pamela Hannan said the group is a refuge for people struggling with their mental health and provides creative therapy.

Itis hoped Brush Strokes could move into a free room at the Women’s Hub but because it is on an upper floor chair lift is essential.

Women’s Hub founder Angie McPike said: “We know Brush Strokes is good organisation. We work with each other and all the services.”

if you can help email: ayrshirewomenshub@gmail.com, phone 01292 848024 or get in touch with the Women’s Hub through Facebook.