At Turning Point Scotland Ayr we aim to ensure that each person’s support is tailored to suit their individual goals. We do this by involving people in all aspects of the decision making process which governs their care.

We can help you to create your own support plan which meets your personal needs and can help you to achieve your goals. We have supported people in a wide range of activities including finding and maintaining paid and voluntary employment, joining the gym, meeting up with friends and joining local clubs.

We work with people to enhance their confidence and skills so that they become less reliant on the support we provide and more reliant on themselves.

Your personalised support plan may involve:

  • Joining a club that includes other people with a similar interest
  • Traveling by public transport to visit places of interest
  • Looking for job, either voluntary or paid
  • Getting out and about to meet new friends
  • Planning and doing something which you have dreamed about doing all your life

Turning Point Scotland Ayr provides support to people with learning disabilities in their own tenancies.  The service receives funding from South Ayrshire Council and ILF to provide a package of care suited to individual needs. We can also offer support to people who have personalised and self-directed budgets.  The service works closely with the retraction social worker and current support teams to identify how each service user can be supported to have a fulfilling life.  This is done through empowerment and independence.  A comprehensive support plan is put together and updated on a regular basis.

Each service user lives in their own house supported by a staff team, the size of which is determined by the needs of the individual.   Staff teams are recruited to match as much as possible with service users and this is achieved by having a family member or someone who knows them well participating in the interview process. Also, the people we support are involved in the interview process from start to finish in varying ways, by helping with the applications forms, meeting and greeting at interviews and being part of the interview panel.  Staff are trained in a variety of courses during their induction and we offer specialised training in areas that are specific to the person they are supporting.
Support is person centered and gives each individual the opportunity to live and socialise in their local community.  Support can be offered for any or every area of an individual’s life including:

• Promoting Independence
• Supporting individuals to meet their goals and aspirations
• Promoting life experiences such as attending college courses, jobs, and activities
• Personal care
• Socialising
• Maintaining family links
• Existing friendships and facilitating new relationships
• Facilitate outings and holidays

For more information please download the leaflet for Turning Point Scotland Ayr.

Contact details

Turning Point Scotland Ayr (formerly Viewpoint and SAIL)
2 West Sanquar Road
Ayr
KA8 9HP
T: 01292 886589
F: 01292 618 480
E: Ayr@turningpointscotland.com