Useful Information and Resources
What can SDS do for me?
Below are some short service user videos about their positive experiences and outcomes they have benefited from through using SDS. The video's show only some of the things that are possible through using SDS.
Ayrshire Independent Living Network (AILN)
AILN have been providing high quality SDS advice and information to the people of Ayrshire for over a decade. Since 2005 the three Ayrshire councils have jointly funded the SDS support & information service. AILN is a peer-led, not-for-profit company limited by guarantee with charitable status.
Community Brokerage Network
The Community Brokerage Network works across Ayrshire supporting people with social care. They do not directly provide hands on social care for people but they do try to help you get what you need. They do this by providing a broker to help you. The broker can help you prepare for the assessment that may be carried out by your local health and social care partnership or if that has already been done, help you plan and organise your support.
In Control Scotland
In Control Scotland is a registered charity and a not for profit organisation. They work with organisations, health and social care partnerships and people across Scotland to support the development of a sustainable system of self-directed support. They provide training, development and consultancy and share what we learn to improve the experience of self directed support for everyone.
- South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership Self-directed Support Policy (2022-23)
- The Social Care (Self-Directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 - Click here to view in Easy-Read
- Self-Directed Support Statutory Guidance
- Social Work Scotland Self-Directed Support Framework of Standards
- South Ayrshire HSCP - Strategic Plan 2021-2031
Contact the Self -Directed Support