Services in East Ayrshire

This page details a list of local support services in East Ayrshire that you can contact for further support for your family. These services range from family support to specific support needs.

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Services in East Ayrshire

Ayrshire Kinship Care Service (Children 1st)

The Kinship Care Service offers a range of support provided by staff and trained volunteers and helps to empower families and increase their resilience and ability to care for and support their children. Interventions include befriending, advocacy, mediation, practical support, individual and group work, parenting support, financial inclusion advice, family group conferencing, and direct intensive therapeutic support working with loss, harm and trauma.

Ayrshire Kinship Care Service
Children 1st
5/6 Lower Vennel
Bourtreehill (South)
Irvine KA11 1PQ

T: 01294 214 884
E: mailto:ayrshire@children1st.org.uk

Ayrshire One-Stop Shop (National Autistic Society Scotland)

The Ayrshire One-Stop Shop offers a wide range of ‘all under one roof’ autism support and information services for people with autism, their families and professionals throughout Ayrshire. Their staff hold meetings, groups and activities in a variety of local community spaces.

T: 07500 974 323
E: ayrshireoss@nas.org.uk
W: www.autismnetworkscotland.org.uk/ayrshire-one-stop-shop

Buttle UK

Buttle UK supports children and families in crisis. In Glasgow, in addition to provide grants for basic household necessities, Buttle also works in partnership with the Scottish Kinship Care Alliance to help establish support groups, which help kinship carers to negotiate better support from statutory agencies.

Buttle UK
PO Box 2081
Glasgow G32 2BR

T: 0141 778 2839
W: www.buttleuk.org/need-support

East Ayrshire Families Service (Barnardo's)

The East Ayrshire Families Service is based in Kilmarnock and provides a range of services to families across East Ayrshire, including youth work services, mental health and therapeutic support for young people, and support for young people affected by substance misuse.

East Ayrshire Families Service
Barnardo’s
3 Grange Place
Kilmarnock KA1 2AB

T: 01563 530 646
E: southwestscotlandservices@barnardos.org.uk

Family Mediation West of Scotland (Relationships Scotland)

Relationships Scotland supports individuals, couples and families experiencing relationship difficulties. They offer a range of services, including family mediation, counselling and supervised contact, to families throughout the West of Scotland.

Relationships Scotland – Family Mediation West of Scotland
1st floor
28-30 Grange Street
Kilmarnock KA1 2DD

T: 01563 572 429
E: fmayr@btconnect.com
W: www.relationships-scotland.org.uk/find-a-local-service/family-mediation-services/relationships-scotland-family-mediation-west

Home-Start Ayrshire

Home-Start centres provide a range of support to families with at least one child under five years old. Each centre has trained volunteers who support families who may be struggling with isolation, physical health, bereavement or a range of other issues.

Home-Start Ayrshire
1st floor
28-30 Grange Street
Kilmarnock KA1 2DD

T: 01563 526 507
E: admin@homestart-ayrshire.com
W: www.homestart-ayrshire.com

The Spark Counselling Kilmarnock

The Spark is a leading provider of couples counselling, marriage counselling, individual counselling and family counselling in Scotland. In Kilmarnock, they are based on the Grange Academy Campus, where they offer a range of face-to-face, online and telephone appointments for couples counselling, marriage counselling and relationship counselling.

The Spark Counselling Kilmarnock
Grange Academy
Beech Avenue
Kilmarnock KA1 2EW

T: 0808 802 0050
E: appointments@thespark.org.uk
W: www.thespark.org.uk/relationship-support-for-couples-individuals/local-counselling-locations/spark-counselling-kilmarnock

Stepping Stones for Families

Stepping Stones for Families offers a childcare service, delivered in the family home or place of residence. They employ experienced childcare workers to deliver a tailored service to meet the needs of the individual family and ensure the highest standard of quality. This service is provided to families, agencies and businesses and covers all areas of Ayrshire.

Stepping Stones for Families
Studio 3003A
Mile End Mill
12 Seedhill Road
Paisley PA1 1JS

T: 01292 521 055
E: elaine.paca@ssff.org.uk
W: www.ssff.org.uk/ayrshire/playzone

Steps & Stages Childcare (Quarriers)

Quarriers Steps and Stages Service works in partnership with North and East Ayrshire local authorities. The service provides childcare at home and within a mobile crèche, seven days a week from 7am to 10.30pm. Care can cover getting children up and ready for school, taking children to activities, nursery or school, assisting children with disability, or accessing social activities within their own community.

Steps & Stages Childcare
Quarriers
A.P.L. Centre
Ardeer
Stevenston Industrial Estate
Stevenston KA20 3LR

T: 01294 605 740
E: stepsandstages@quarriers.org.uk

Turning the Corner (Action for Children)

Turning the Corner aims to ensure that disabled children have the same opportunities in life as their non-disabled peers. The service supports children to make and meet friends, connect with their communities and enjoy new opportunities and experiences.

Turning the Corner
Action for Children
43B John Finnie Street
Kilmarnock KA1 1BL

T: 01563 572 479