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Learning disabilities

The Council provides a range of services and help for people with a learning disability. We also aim to support those who support you (known as carers).

The Keys to Life in South Ayrshire – Adult Learning Disability Strategy 2013-2016

South Ayrshire Community Health Partnership (CHP), which includes the Council, NHS and partners in the third and independent sectors has developed an ambitious three-year strategy for adults with learning disabilities. The strategy aims to support every person with a learning disability to live a healthy and fulfilling life.

The strategy is now available to view.

Respite Services

What is a short break/respite care? - Short breaks/respite care for adults with learning disabilities encompasses:

  • Planned short breaks away from home that involve social and leisure activities based on your needs which will be identified in your personal plan.
  • An environment where you can continue to develop your skills and abilities

If you think you or the person you are caring for would like to consider using the service please phone 0300 123 0900 and discuss the possibility for an assessment and use of the short break services.

Where can I find out about respite services?

Who can give me help and advise on my situation?

A social worker or Occupational Therapist can discuss your situation and assess your needs. They can work with you and your carers to find ways of reducing your difficulties and meeting your needs.

South Ayrshire Council
67 Kyle Street

Tel: 0300 123 0900

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