Self-directed support (SDS) allows people to choose how their support is provided to them by giving them as much ongoing control as they want over the individual budget spent on their support.
Our service wraps its support around the families we work with. You are the boss by using your SDS payments ACS will insure you receive the best service and support that is on offer. You have total choice and control over when, where and how. We have a bank of highly trained workers to insure a proper match of worker to family is made. Along with your child we have access to an array of activities including sports, water sports, outdoor activities, groups, arts and drama.
Through Self-Direct Support some parents / carers of children with ASN can access additional money to buy in services which will best suite their childs needs. By training and developing volunteers to the highest standard, children have a choice of who they wish to work with. Your payments will be used to support your child to access leisure and social activities. Payments paid on and hourly rate cover all costs on and array of activities, so unless you wish to access specialised activities there will be no additional costs to you. Call for further information we are very flexible in our approach and can accommodate a wide range of requirements.
ACS is the first not for profit, social enterprise child care service in Ayrshire, which is built on 23 years of local experience and knowledge. We are very individual and understand you are too, so no matter what your support needs are give us a call and we will endeavour to build a service around you and your families requirements. At ACS we have a passion for the work we do and value every child we work with, giving them respect by listening to their needs and wishes.
"My son sits at the window and watches for the car to pull up he gets excited to see Fiona" "Before ACS started to support my son he spent many hours on his computer he now likes to play the games and sports that he learned at his group" "Marianne will contact often to see if there is anything else that they could be doing better she always listens to us and my son" "my son is a lot more active, he is beginning to fit in better than before they help him in the community" "He enjoys animals, swimming, horse riding, ACS has let him see there is more than computers" These are small extracts from a parent review which was carried out on the 29/05/13.