Unfortunately our drop ins remain closed for now. Please do not come along to Number 3 without having booked an appointment or a having a confirmed space in an activity group first as we will be unable to let you in to the building. We must follow social distancing guidance and have strict limits to the number of people we can allow in to the building at any one time.
As of the 17th of August we will hopefully be able to start providing a limited number of activity groups, face to face 1:1 appointments and timed slots for the computers all from the Number 3 building. Unfortunately we are still unable to offer any drop in times, for now all access to our building must be pre-booked in advance with a member of staff. If you would like to book a computer slot or a place in an activity or social group please contact Claire. If you would like to book a 1:1 appointment you can contact Claire, Jill or Julie. Please see our calendar for more information and a list of our activity groups and times.
You can keep up to date with us on our Facebook page by clicking here. We have also set up a virtual drop in page for anyone already registered with our service. This will be a safe space to chat and keep in touch with your friends from Number 3, we will hopefully add in discussion topics, quizzes and other fun things to take part in during the next few weeks. If you would like to be added to the page please get in touch with Claire or Jill.
Due to government guidelines regarding social distancing Number 3 has postponed all social drop-ins and activities until further notice. We have also stopped face to face 1:1 appointments. Jill, Julie and Claire are still working and will be available for support and advice over phone, email, text and Facebook. So please still contact us if you need help with anything and we will try our best to get back to you as soon as we can. You can contact us by phone or text on 07741264811 and by emailing Jill.Murdoch@aiscotland.org.uk or Claire.Nichol@aiscotland.org.uk or Julie.Ramsay@aiscotland.org.uk
Autism Initiatives are looking for feedback on each of their one stop shops. If you as an individual, a family member or someone you care for uses Number 3, we would be very grateful if you could complete our short survey by clicking the link at the top of this article. If you would like some support to access the survey please let a member of staff know. The feedback we receive will help us to continue to improve the service we provide and may even help us to access funding in the future.
We would like to thank the V&A museum in Dundee for inviting a group of us along to have a look around their new Videogames exhibition. We all had a great time, it’s well worth a visit!
Thank you to everyone who came along to our Quiz at Kinnoull Bowling Club at the end of March. It was a great success once again and together we managed to raise £627 for Number 3! We would like to thank everyone who donated prizes and took part in the raffle and would like to say a special thanks to all at Kinnoull Bowling Club for all their help on the night!
We are currently evaluating our One Stop Shops and would like your help with this. We would be grateful if you could complete this short questionnaire by the 30th December 2018 by clicking this link… https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SPPB2JR Your responses will help to ensure the service continues to be responsive to your needs and data will also be used to help in the pursuit of continuation funding.
Catherine Steedman, National Director
Local lady Myra Murdoch recently raised £68.60 for Number 3 by holding a stall at Alyth Car boot Sale. Everyone at the One Stop Shop would like to thank Myra for choosing us as her charity, we really appreciate her kind donation!
As of the 19th of September we will be closing each Wednesday, this is to make more time available for appointments and admin work. This means that we will no longer have a drop in or any social groups running on Wednesdays. Our last Wednesday drop in will be the 12th of September.
We have made this decision along with our manager Matt to try and make sure that everyone who uses the service has fair access to the type of support that they require. Many people do not access our social opportunities but do require appointments to get support with benefit applications, housing issues and other 1:1 matters. We now have 382 adults accessing Number 3 with a staff team of 3. This means we need to make sure that we allocate enough time for appointments and related paperwork.
We will trial this change in hours until the end of December when it will be reviewed. Please speak to Claire, Jill, Julie or Matt if you would like to discuss this further.