Health and Social Care students receive self-directed support training

Health and Social Care students receive self-directed support training

Ayrshire College students have received training in self-directed support by the Ayrshire Independent Living Network (AILN).

Self-directed support puts the person at the centre of the support planning process, allowing them to make informed choices about how their social care support is delivered.

Over 100 Health and Social Care students were given a talk on the options of self-directed support by AILN’s Learning and Engagement Co-ordinator, Sharon McLeod.

Peter, one of AILN’s board members, who receives self-directed support, then spoke to the students about his story and how he uses his self-directed support budget. 

AILN is an independent support organisation who provides self-directed support to the people of Ayrshire. They have worked in partnership with Ayrshire College for around three years to deliver this training to over 300 students looking to enter the care sector.

The students were made aware of personal assistant vacancies with AILN, with their personal assistant mentor Maggie explaining what the role involves and how it differs from working in a traditional care setting.

Sharon McLeod, Learning and Engagement Co-ordinator at AILN, said: “We would like to thank the lecturers and students at the college for welcoming us along and looking after us. We wish all of the students the very best in their future career path.”

31 October 2019

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