Ayrshire Independent Living Network
Ayrshire Independent Living Network

Charity registered in Scotland SC030092

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.

Current vacancies

We are looking to recruit a Dementia Befriending Coordinator to develop and deliver a new Pan Ayrshire Dementia befriending service.

About Us

AILN is not for profit registered charity who provide information, support and advice around Self-Directed Support (SDS). Our organisation firmly believes that people should be at the forefront of choosing what support they want and how it is provided.

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 now been providing high quality SDS advice and information to the people of Ayrshire for over 15 years.

Our organisation is overseen by a peer-led Board who all have either personal experience of Self-directed Support (SDS), support services or have worked or volunteered in similar settings.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop & Deliver a high-quality befriending service.
  • Recruit and select volunteer befrienders for the project. Ensuring there is a thorough and robust selection process in place for potential befrienders.
  • Prepare and train befrienders for their role so that they can offer effective support to service users.
  • Ensure there is a clear process for the identification and referral of service users.

Responsible to: Development Coordinator

Candidates should be able to demonstrate relevant knowledge, skills and experience in volunteer coordination, partnership working and. You should be highly motivated and able to demonstrate experience of working with individuals living with dementia. Planning and delivering training, understanding the need for confidentiality, ability to work on own initiative and/or as part of a team.

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