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).

Our work with providers

Partnership care forums enable providers from the private, public and third sectors work together to develop and provide high quality, responsive health and social care services.

  • Adults and Older People Partnership Forum

  • Care at Home Partnership Forum

  • Care Home Partnership Forum

  • Children and Families Partnership Forum

Click here for our Partnership Care Forums (Excel, 260kb). For more information or to join a Partnership Forum please contact us.

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.

Examples of business and social enterprise models and mechanisms (PDF, 16kb).

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