AILN are proud to be a peer-led board and to see first-hand how the work we do positively affects the lives of people who use our services.
Because our management board have personal experience of Self-directed Support (SDS), support services or have worked or volunteered in similar settings, we know how difficult and daunting it is to get the information you need about SDS.
AILN initially grew from a group of disabled people who wanted to see a change in the way that community care services were offered to people. When direct payments were first introduced in 2003 they were keen to promote this as an option for independent living.
AILN have been providing high quality SDS advice and information to the people of Ayrshire for over a decade.
Since 2005 the three Ayrshire councils have jointly funded the SDS support & information service.
AILN is a peer-led, not-for-profit company limited by guarantee with charitable status.