Individual and group support services for children and young people aged 3 – 18 years who have additional support needs.
Does your child have an additional support need? Do they receive support from a service or organisation? Is this paid for on your behalf? If so things are changing.
Ayrshire Childrens Services is a developing service for children with additional supports needs; we create an all-inclusive package of support, which works alongside your child to deliver support tailored to their individual needs.
We listen to your child’s view and work with them to help access activities and services in their community. We also create activities and access community activities which will challenge and support your child’s develop new skills.
ACS also offers supports your child at home to learn new, independence skills within their home environment – keeping safe, home skills and personal skills.
Self-Direct Support is where you are allocated a budget called a direct payment; this money allows you to take more control over the services you receive. For more information please give us a call.
‘I receive SDS payments for my son who is 12 years old, his ACS worker helps him to get out and about he has made new friends and has become more confident to do things on his own. This is a big improvement as he was always stuck in or with us.’
“I receive SDS payments my 15 yr old daughter can now travel independently, cook a small meal and also has new friends – they went to the cinema together, she is a real teenager now”
“I receive SDS payments my son attended ACS’s summer program, he went to Blairdrummond, his first time on an outing with us! I was delighted, he had a great day and came home happy with lots to talk about”
At Ayrshire Childrens Services we believe that YOU are the professional in YOUR child’s life. YOU tell us what you need to make your child’s life better. WE will work alongside you and your family to create a package of support that suits YOU. TOGETHER creating a service that fits around your life. We will help build a plan together, giving your child a choice of activities, some of which are exclusive to ACS.
If you are worried or confused talk to us and we will help you see the future more clearly. We will arrange to come and see you at home and help you to be ready for the changes.
Additional Support Services
one to one
home support (learning new skills)
short term support (families in crisis)
short term support (parental illness)
Educational Attendance support
Specialist transport (ACS referrals only)
ACS promotes no red tape and no waiting lists we begin support within 2 weeks of the initial referral. We specialise in tailored support for families so please do not hesitate to call us we have many skilled workers.
Marianne Greenway – Manager Director
The cost for this service is per hour at a rate of £16.50. ACS does not charge for travel, however certain activities may cost extra. Along with the hours you pay for, ACS may offer you free hours to help your personal budget fit your needs.
The duration is open ended as ACS works along side you, therefore times and dates are tailored to your choice, you can start and stop the support when ever you choose.
Resources and Amenities
ACS is opening a skills and play centre situated in Ardrossan which will offer flexible care 12 hrs per day 7 days per wk 52 wks per yr. This will start a new chapter in the development of ACS, allowing the organisation to grow and develop services that are in line with your SDS and YOUR family’s needs and requirements.
The service will give true choice and control over the support you receive.
Look out for our fundraisers in partnership with TSB Saltcoats or you can donate through our
Just Giving Page.
ACS is a community based service that accesses local activities to help build independence and gives choice to your child.
- West Kilbride