Services in South Ayrshire

This page details a list of local support services in South 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 South Ayrshire

Aberlour Family Service - South Ayrshire

Aberlour Family Service aims to provide a high quality, flexible service to support families and increase parenting abilities where the parent/carer has a learning disability. The service works with families with children from pre-birth to twelve.

Aberlour Child Care Trust
17B Dalrymple Street
Girvan KA26 9EU

T: 0800 085 6150

Aberlour Options - Ayrshire

Aberlour Options Ayrshire provides overnight respite care, out of school care, outreach support and specialist playscheme services to children, young people and their families in South Ayrshire with complex learning and physical disabilities.

Aberlour Child Care Trust
49 Ardfin Road
Prestwick KA9 2LE

T: 01292 671971

Addaction South Ayrshire Recovery

Addaction South Ayrshire Recovery provides support and encouragement to help people recover from problematic drug and alcohol use. The service is free and confidential and also offers support for friends and family affected by a person’s alcohol and drug use.

1st floor
3 Killoch Place
Ayr KA7 2EA

T: 01292 430529

Ayrshire Council on Alcohol

Ayrshire Council on Alcohol offers a confidential counselling / support / advice service for people who are affected by their own or someone else’s drinking. This service is provided by trained counsellors and is available in various locations throughout South Ayrshire.

Ayrshire Council on Alcohol
24 Fullarton Street
Ayr KA7 1UB

T: 01292 281 238

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

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

Barnardos Hear 4u Advocacy Service South Ayrshire

Barnardo’s Hear 4 U project provides advocacy for children and young people, helping them to have their say in decisions that affect them. In South Ayrshire, they prioritise children who are aged under 18 and struggling with emotional health and wellbeing, children who have a learning disability, and children aged 5-15 who are involved in the child protection process.

Barnardo’s Hear 4u Advocacy Service
John Pollock Centre
Mainholm Road
South Ayrshire

T: 01292 285 372

Barnardos Intandem

Mentoring service for Looked After and Accommodated Children at Home aged 8-14 years across Ayrshire.

39-41A Main Street
North Ayrshire
KA13 6AN

T: 01292 556 208

Buttle UK

Buttle UK
PO Box 2081
Glasgow G32 2BR

T: 0141 778 2839

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 offices
28-30 Grange Street
Kilmarnock KA1 2DD

T: 01563 572 429

Family Placement & Adoption Team (South Ayrshire Council)

South Ayrshire’s Family Placement and Adoption Team is responsible for assessing kinship carers and children that require to be looked after away from home. The assessing social worker will identify support and training needs to assist the kinship carer in their role. South Ayrshire also provides support through its kinship care support group and in partnership with Children 1st.

Family Placement & Adoption Team
181 Whitletts Road
Ayr KA8 0JQ

T: 01292 267 675

South Ayrshire Befriending Project

The South Ayrshire Befriending Project is a local charity which supports socially isolated and excluded young people aged 8-18 who have no or limited adult support to access recreational activities; they often work with young people who are affected by other issues such as child protection procedures, drugs/alcohol, mental health problems and disabilities. The project provides young people with an adult volunteer on a one-to-one basis, and aims to improve access to local activities and increase confidence and self-esteem.

South Ayrshire Befriending Project
4a Citadel Place
Ayr KA7 1JN

T: 01292 264 000

South Ayrshire Family Resource Service (Barnardo's)

Barnardo’s Family Resource Service offers a range of flexible, community-based support services to children and families. This includes individual and group work support for children; practical and emotional support for parents/carers; support groups for parents/carers; therapeutic services for children and parents/carers; intensive support for families where this is required; specific support for fathers/male carers; and a befriending service for children and young people.

South Ayrshire Family Resource Service
62 Viewfield Road
Ayr KA8 8HH

T: 01292 610 479

South Ayrshire Women's Aid - Children & Young People's Service

South Ayrshire Women’s Aid provide an outreach and follow-on service that offers emotional and practical support to children and young people up to the age of 18 who experience Domestic Abuse. The service provides one-to-one, peer and drop-in sessions. Children and young people are able to contact workers at a time that suits them via phone, text, e-mail.

South Ayrshire Women’s Aid – Children & Young People’s Service
28 Sandgate
Ayr KA7 1BW

T: 01292 266482
T: 01292 267067 (children & young people service)

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: 0141 849 6333

Young People's Support & Transition Service (South Ayrshire Council)

The Young People’ Support and Transitions Service works with young people aged 15-21 years who are/were looked after or accommodated by the local authority, and young homeless people requiring assistance. The service offers individual support, group work opportunities and provides information on a range of issues.

Young People’ Support and Transitions Service
McAdam House
34 Charlotte Street
Ayr KA7 1EA

T: 01292 616 100