Aberlour Family Service – South Ayrshire

Overview

We help parents with learning disabilities in South Ayrshire to provide the best care for their children. Our team carries out regular visits to family homes to ensure children are thriving and being well looked-after.

Parents with learning disabilities can be just as good at parenting as anyone else, but sometimes need extra help.

We support parents to fulfil their potential. We keep families together by making sure children are safe, healthy and happy. This means they are less likely to be taken into care as a result.

how we help parents with learning disabilities

Firstly, our workers carry out assessments using special software called Parenting Assessment Manual Software (PAMs). This helps to identify the different types of extra help families might benefit from. Next, we introduce support to the family. This could include boosting life skills through cooking lessons, budgeting support and parenting sessions.

Finally, we hold a regular parents’ forum at our dedicated base in Girvan, co-ordinated by volunteers. This allows mums and dads to get together in a relaxed setting, to share their experiences of the service and learn from one another.

We take referrals from professionals and agencies working with families. If you would like to make a referral, contact us.

Parent with a learning disability pushing girl on a swing

Contact Details

Aberlour Family Service – South Ayrshire
17B Dalrymple Street
Girvan
Ayrshire

KA26 9EU

familyserviceayrshire@aberlour.org.uk

(01465) 712589