Individual and group support services for children and young people aged 3 – 18 years who have additional support needs across Ayrshire. Support is offered 6 days per week Monday to Saturday 10am – 8pm at KO-NEKT.
Available if you need support at the last minute or book on line in advance. Experienced staff available every day. Across this service, we changing the way our children with ASN receive support. A service which is there for you when you need it.
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 constantly developing service for your child with additional supports needs. We create an all-inclusive supportive package which works alongside your child to offer tailored support to the individual child. We listen and consider your child’s wants and need to work with them to encourage access to activities and services throughout the Ayrshire community. ACS also offer support to your child at home to learn new, independent skills within their home environment.
Ko-Nekt is a play centre supporting your child with ASN offering therapeutic and active fun activities. This is a flexible service which can be used at any point where your child can be dropped off and collected to be accessed at any time as emergency placements are on offer.
supporting children across Ayrshire who have Additional Support Needs offering active and therapeutic fun activities aiding the development of many children in our community with ASN. Ko-Nekt is the first centre in Ayrshire offering these wide range services to families throughout Ayrshire.
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. Examples of how SDS has been used by parents and carers include:
‘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 expert in YOUR child’s life. YOU tell us what you believe your child needs to make their life easier. Here at ACS we 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
- Group work
- Home support (learning new skills)
- Group outings
- Transition support
- 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. Please do not hesitate to call us as we have many skilled, knowledgeable workers.
Marianne Greenway – Manager Director
There are various costs. Please call or email us for more information.
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. KO-NEKT offers flexible support between the hours of 10am – 8pm 6 days per week where you choose when and for how long.
- West Kilbride
- Monday | 10am - 8pm
- Tuesday | 10am - 8pm
- Wednesday | 10am - 8pm
- Thursday | 10am - 8pm
- Friday | 10am - 8pm
- Saturday | 10am - 8pm