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Adult Services

It’s All About You is a service designed in response to our original seven years’ experience delivering housing support on behalf of Dumfries & Galloway Council in Dumfries, Nithsdale and Stranraer, and our founding principles of addressing primary needs of individuals. We no longer provide services to these statutory bodies but our programme remains relevant to our clients and includes a range of life skills development.

Our support may be delivered on a one-to-one appointment, or in a group setting. Our staff are experienced and have over 40 different agencies we can refer to as additional resources for help if needed.

It’s All About You! Is holistic (person-centred) and covers the following support areas:

Home maintenance

  • Cleaning skills and organisation
  • Adapting your home
  • Pet management
  • Energy awareness and reduction
  • Neighbourhoods
  • Basic electrics
  • Basic plumbing
  • Basic decorating
  • Basic gardening

Financial management

  • Benefit entitlement
  • Access to potential funding
  • Budgeting / money management
  • Debt advice
  • Financial abuse
  • Bank accounts
  • IT support

Life-skills

  • Develop skills to complete forms (literacy and numeracy)
  • Support to manage letters and mail
  • Finding motivation & organisation
  • Timekeeping & diary management
  • Improving cooking skills
  • Improving nutrition
  • Increasing exercise
  • Introducing self-management techniques
  • Travel training – how to get there in one piece

Mental health

ILS follow the social support model of mental health support which compliments if not replaces the medical model once developed. Many of our peer support members have a mental health diagnosis, all have the capacity to self-management but just don’t know where to start. ILS can provide the emotional support required to use self-help information and develop wellness and safety plans. We can support you to access appointments and maintain an independent relationship with your specialist support networks

Physical Health

ILS is not a care provider, we support people to develop the skills required to live a thriving life.  We can help you address your housing needs and negotiate any adaptations your house may require.  We will support you to develop a wellness plan and provide self-help information

Substance Misuse

Many of our peer support members have a history of substance misuse. ILS will provide harm reduction advice, help you develop a safety plan for your physical and mental wellbeing.  We can help you access and maintain an independent relationship with your specialist services

VEET / Sustaining Employment

(Volunteering, employment, education, training)
Nothing pleases us more at ILS than the sweet smell of success – preparing and building the confidence to move onto volunteering, employment, education or training.  ILS have a variety of free courses and modules with support for CV building, job applications, interview and IT skills.  If you are currently in employment we have workers who will guide you as to the best course of action to maintain this.  Our group work, peer support groups and peer mentorship programme are a good way to practice socialising and reduce the anxieties associated with being around other people. 

Offending

ILS can support with current orders, support you at court appearances and support you to reduce your likelihood of future offending.  We can help you access and maintain an independent relationship with your specialist services

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