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Makaton training for AILN staff


AILN staff completed an introductory course in Makaton today and will shortly have Makaton Friendly status. Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people to communicate. It is designed to support spoken language and the signs and symbols are used with speech, in spoken word order. The Makaton Friendly scheme recognises local organisations and businesses that strive […]

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Self-directed Support – helping you manage your budget Info & Advice day in Prestwick, South Ayrshire


We previously held an event like this in North Ayrshire as people told us it would be helpful. This time it was the turn of South Ayrshire (East Ayrshire date to be announced soon – just keep an eye on our FB and Twitter pages)   We had coffee cakes and lots of advice for […]

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Self-directed Support for the over 65’s – Information Event


On the 31st of May organisations including Alzheimer’s Scotland, Centre Stage’s Gie it Laldy, Fire & Rescue, Ayrshire College, Food Train and many more came together at our Self-directed Support event in North Ayrshire. The event highlighted services available and how Self-directed Support can help people stay independent  in their own homes for longer.   […]

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AILN Work Experience


I have been doing my third year work experience at the AILN in the communications office from Tuesday the 9th to Thursday the 11th.   It has been really enjoyable working with everybody and getting to help out with creating posters and adding to the website. I feel like I have learnt a lot and […]

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AILN Peer Mentors


AILN are delighted that they will soon be able to put people who are new to SDS in touch with a volunteer peer mentor. This means that if you are thinking about SDS or would just like to be able to talk to someone who has it rather than another professional then we’ll have someone […]

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