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.

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 2020 Calendar.

North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Provider Forum

Alcohol and Drug Partnership Forum

Care at Home Forum

Care Home Forum (Adults)

Children’s Services Providers Forum

Adult Services Community Support Forum


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.

  • 22 February 2019: Care Home Forum (Adults)
    , presentations and satisfaction survey

  • 22 March 2019: Children Services Providers Forum
     and presentations

  • 7 May 2019: Adult Services Community Support Forum
    and presentations

  • 30 May 2019: Care Home Forum (Adults)
    and presentations and satisfaction survey

  • 25 September 2019: Children Services Providers Forum
    and presentations

  • 5 December 2019: Children Services Provider Forum

  • 6 January 2020: Care Home Forum (Adults)

  • 28 February 2020: Adult Services Community Support Forum

  • 6 March 2020: Children Services Providers Forum

  • 14 April 2020: Care Home Forum (Adults)

  • 15 May 2020: Care at Home Forum

  • 5 June 2020: Children Services Providers Forum

  • 27 July 2020: Care Home Forum (Adults)

  • 21 August 2020: Alcohol & Drug Partnership Forum

  • 31 August 2020: Adult Services Community Support Forum

  • 4 September 2020: Children Services Provider Forum

  • 2 October 2020: Care Home Forum (Adults)

  • 9 November 2020: Care at Home Forum

  • 4 December 2020: Children Services Providers Forum

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 is 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

Community Housing Advocacy Project (CHAP)

CHAP provides free assistance with housing, benefits and debt issues to North Ayrshire residents. The organisation is also able to offer assistance to those homeowners across Ayrshire who are facing mortgage repossession.

To get in touch, call 01294 475633 or email chaphousing@gmail.com. Opening hours are Monday to Thursday, 9am to 5pm, and Friday from 9am to 3.30pm.

For more information, please visit: www.chap.org.uk.

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.gov.uk