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Aspire Scotland, a bespoke care and education services for children and young people in the UK, has been sold to the Priory Group for an undisclosed sum. Aspire Scotland operates seven homes in Scotland and caters for vulnerable children and young people, providing a safe, nurturing and ‘family’ environment. It…
The development of this initiative began with an email received by the Learning and Development team within North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP): Dear L&D team, please could you purchase the attached article for me, as this seems relevant to the family I am currently working with. What…
An investigation has been launched after a vulnerable boy escaped the care of social workers while staying at the Craig Tara caravan resort in South Ayrshire. The 11-year-old climbed through the window of a caravan during the night before walking several miles along a busy carriageway to his mother’s home…
The Prince of Wales came bearing a special gift on a Christmas visit to a hospice - a chocolate model of his Highgrove House. The cake, made by Chocolaterie Artisanale Alexandre in Nyon, Switzerland, included chocolate figures of Charles and wife Camilla, as well as the Prince of Wales's feathers…
Your Options Understood (Y.O.U.) is a resource that offers independent advice to those living with a disability, as well as parents and carers. It was set-up by Dr Danielle Farrel to share her own experiences of life with a disability and to show that having a disability does not necessarily…
A care at home service in South Ayrshire has been praised by the Care Inspectorate for delivering good outcomes to service users. Crossroads (South Ayrshire) Care Attendant Scheme provides care at home to people living in South Ayrshire. The scheme provides a support service for up to 115 people in…
A former children's care home worker has been jailed for 13 years after being convicted of a catalogue of abuse on vulnerable boys in Ayrshire. Brian Newman, 58, denied abusing the boys at the home, but a jury unanimously found him guilty of eight of the charges and convicted him…