Our work with providers

Our partners in the independent and voluntary sectors make a valuable contribution to health and social care provision in North Ayrshire. We support their development as a key resource in the increasing demand for services.

We work alongside partner agencies such as education and housing. We liaise with regulatory bodies such as Care Inspectorate and Mental Welfare Commission. We ensure that people have access to the highest quality care.

We have a statutory duty to ensure that services meet specified standards and criteria. Our approach is outlined in the Social Services and Health Care and Contract Management Framework (Word, 543kb).

A range of provider forums enable partners from the independent, voluntary and public sectors to work together to develop and provide high quality, responsive health and social care services. Care and Support Forums in North Ayrshire – Description and 2019 Calendar

To join or present at a provider forum, please contact NAHSCPADMIN@north-ayrshire.gov.uk

North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Provider Forum (NAHSCPPF) is a quarterly forum with all care groups across all sectors invited to attend.

Service specific forums for Children Services, Care Homes (Adults), Care at Home, Adult Community Support Providers and Alcohol Drug Partnership are also in operation.

Your role

Self-directed support (SDS) gives you have more flexibility, choice, and control over the care and support you need. It means you can decide where, when and in what way you get your support. You can also have as little, or as much help as you want to arrange your support.

Carena in a website. It connects people who use care and support services in North Ayrshire, with service providers. You can search for:

  • Local community information and what’s on
  • Health and social care providers
  • Employability information

Social enterprise

Our aim is to develop a mixed economy of care. We hope to increase the involvement of social enterprise and create a more integrated health and social care sector.

Contact us

If you’d like more information about Health and Social Care Commissioning, please contact Procurement Manager, Betty Saunders at bsaunders@north-ayrshire.gcsx.gov.uk