Fife One Stop Shop for Autism has moved to Kirkcaldy

The One Stop Shop is now based in New Volunteer House, 16 East Fergus Place, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1XT.  The service offers people with autism, their families and professionals information and advice about autism as well information and referrals to support services that are available in the Fife area. We are delighted to have secured funding from Fife’s Heath and Social Care partnership to enable us to continue to provide a service Fife-wide. We are aware that although this may be welcome news to families who previously could not access us, this might come as a loss to families who accessed our service in Dunfermline. We will work with individuals and families to help with this transition and we encourage anyone concerned about these changes to contact us to arrange an appointment to speak to a member of staff. For advice, support, information and appointments please contact us on:-  Email:     fifeoss@scottishautism.org   Phone:    01592 645350  Website: www.fifeoss@scottishautism.org

Perth Autism Support hiring Autism Community Facilitators

Our friends at Perth Autism Support are currently hiring two Autism Community Facilitators.

 

Working within their Ease the Move project, the post holders will be working in partnership with Perth & Kinross Council to deliver a transition service for young people with autism aged 16-25 years old who do not fit traditional service support and who perhaps require an alternative support mechanism when moving from children to adult services.

 

The postholders, based in Blairgowrie will lead, co-ordinate and develop an innovative day service for up to 12 young people in line with the Principles of Good Transition guidance which is completely autism specific in nature, highly structured and person centred. Developing individual plans, and being mindful of all the issues that may need to be addressed with the young people, the post holders will develop an engaging and positive service which will support the skills development of the young people to move on to a postive destination either in education, independent living, employment or other more mainstream services.

 

You can find out more from the Perth Autism Support website: http://www.perthautismsupport.org.uk/work-with-us.html



The Autism Resource Centre is Moving to New Premises in Partick

The Autism Resource Centre (ARC) will be moving from its current premises at the Abercromby Business Centre in Bridgeton on Monday, 1st February, 2016, to relocate to North West Social Work Services, 17 Gullane Street, Partick, Glasgow. it's new contact details are as follows:   Autism Resource Centre, c/o North West Social Work Services, 17 Gullane Street, Partick, Glasgow, G11 6AH   Tel: 0141-276-5252 Fax: 0141-276-5297   Email: SW_Infoarc@glasgow.gov.uk   The email addresses for individual staff will remain the same as they were at our Bridgeton address.  

The Shirlie Project to host Employability Workshops

Shirlie logo (2)Funding continues for The Shirlie Project to deliver support and employability for pupils who have Autism leaving school across the Highlands.   For the past 4 years the Shirlie Project has been supporting young people with Autism in all secondary schools throughout the Highlands.  Between January and Easter the Shirlie Project will be working with pupils in their final year at school across Skye and Lochalsh, Lochaber, Inverness and Ross-shire.   Employability workshops, in partnership with local employers, will be running from May 2016.   For more information contact Neil at the Shirlie Project on 01463 716179.

In Control Scotland seeking new Trustees to their Board

In Control Scotland is a not-for-profit Company that campaigns for Self-Directed Support and promotes empowering approaches to Self-Directed Support in Scotland. They are looking to recruit new Trustees to the Board to help them implement their strategic vision over the next five years.  They are particularly keen to recruit people who have a lived experience of using social and health care services; and people with skills/experience in Social Work, Health Services, Marketing, or Media. If you would like to contribute your skills to the development of a dynamic and growing Scottish charity please contact: John Dalrymple (Interim Chief Executive Officer) 0141 440 5250 john.d@in-controlscotland.org.uk Closing Date: Friday, 5th February, 2016