Ayrshire Independent Living Network

Do you have Self-directed support funding?

Find out how and contact your council

  • Other Services


We continue to offer 'one to one' support services to people throughout Ayrshire who decide to take up Self-directed Support (SDS).

We provide free information and advice so that people can make the decision that suits them best. We then support with the option and the choices made, which in turn allows people to manage their own support and play an active role in their community.

We are a peer-led service. This means the people who manage AILN have first-hand experience of services, SDS and the best people to assist others. Our staff offer a friendly, quality service and take time to get to know what people want and how they can help best.

We provide person-centred support which covers everything a person wants and needs to know about SDS. This includes practical support on how to employ personal assistant/s, assistance to write a job description, advice about safe recruitment and help to carry out PVG checks (Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme). We also give advice on employment law and health and safety.

We help people with checks when they use an agency to provide support, including how to access The Care Inspectorate reports on the services they may wish to consider using.

  • Dementia/Memory Loss
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Learning Disability/Difficulties
  • Long Term Conditions
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Impairment/Disability
  • Visual Impairment


  • Children (aged 0-16)
  • Young People (aged 16-25)
  • Adults (aged 16-65)
  • Older People (aged 65+)