Ayrshire Involvement Network

The Ayrshire Involvement Network gives people who get support in Ayrshire a chance to share ideas and experiences about being involved in things that matter to them.

Meetings are held 5-6 times per year and members discuss ways of putting the Charter for Involvement into practice.

Training to increase personal skills is also provided, and with some recently awarded Big Lottery funding members will be supported to take part in decision making in the South, East and North Ayrshire council areas.

Hello and welcome

My name is Gemma Stevenson. I am chairperson of the Ayrshire Involvement Network. I really enjoy being involved in Charter work. I feel that this has helped me speak up for myself and has given me lots of confidence and made me a stronger person. I want to help other people to be more confident in speaking up for themselves.

Hi I’m Alice. I am helping the Ayrshire Involvement Network to make sure they are listened to and respected.

About us

We are a group of people from across Ayrshire who get additional support. We meet up every couple of months.

At meetings we talk about how we have been using the Charter for Involvement and what we think should happen next.

We are part of the National Involvement Network.

“We want to be involved in Speaking up Groups”

What we do

We raise awareness of the Charter for Involvement and promote inclusion of people who get additional support. We give each other mutual support and learn from each other. We also review local and national policies and make recommendations. Some of us get involved in campaigning and some of us have delivered training and given presentations on the Charter for Involvement. Sometimes organisations ask us for advice.

We want to take part in national and local campaigns”

How can I get Involved?

Anyone with additional support needs can join Ayrshire Involvement Network. You can phone or email Alice for more information. You can ask whoever gives you support to contact Alice.

Meeting Dates

The group meets up every 2 months to share ideas and experiences about being involved. The next meeting is at:

New Beginnings Cafe, 19 Townhead, Irvine, IV12 0BL

Dates for meetings 2019:-

19 March 2019 – Ayrshire flyer 19th March 2019

21 May 2019 – Ayrshire flyer 21st May 2019

23 July 2019

24 September 2019

19 November 2019


Venue:      19 Townhead, Irvine, IV12 0BL      11am - 1.30pm

Information from Meetings

Find out if organisations you get support from are signed up to the Charter for Involvement.

Ask them what they are doing to get people involved.

To view the agenda’s for meetings click here :-

AGENDA for 15th January 2019


To view the notes from previous meetings click here :-

Notes – Ayrshire Involvement Meeting 30 October 2018

Notes – Ayrshire Involvement Meeting 15th January 2019

Notes – Ayrshire Involvement Meeting 19th March 2019


Local Involvement Networks

ARC Scotland brings supported people together in their local areas to lead change in their services and communities in Aberdeenshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Dundee and North East and South Ayrshires.

Read more about Local Involvement