About ILS

Independent Living Support has a dedicated and friendly Support team covering Dumfries, Upper Nithsdale and Stranraer. Our Youth Development Project has workers based in Dumfries and Stranraer. We offer practical, emotional and social support to people in need of a little help. In 2018, after a vote by our Service Users, we have added Mental Health Support to our services.

We were founded in 2002 by a Social Worker and have been under new management since January 2017.  Our services have carved a reputation for integrity, inclusion, friendliness, fairness and warmth.  Supporting around 350 people a year across the region we hope to further align our services with our communities.

We currently deliver our support in partnership with key funders -The Corra Foundation, Dumfries and Galloway Council, The Gannochy Trust, Grassroots and The Holywood Trust.