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.
A huge big THANK YOU to our amazing team of walkers and to everyone who sponsored our step challenge! Together we raised a fantastic total of £766.51 for Autism Initiatives.
We will be taking part in Autism Initiatives fundraising event this year for World Autism Awareness Day. Our group have been challenged to walk 10,000 steps each day for 8 consecutive days from the 26th of March to the 2nd of April. If you would like to take part in the challenge please get in touch with Claire to let her know. Each person taking part will receive a fundraising t-shirt and a pedometer. If you would like to make a donation to our sponsor page or find out more information please click on the link at the start of this article. Thanks for your support!
We will be closed on Saturday 3rd of March.
Unfortunately due to the continuing bad weather, unsafe travel conditions and the cancellation of public transport we have made the decision to cancel our Saturday drop in and cinema trip this weekend. We have rescheduled our cinema trip for Monday 5th, the showing will start at 11.30am.
Please note that our planned Archery session on Thursday 13th July has been postponed to a later date. We will be open from 2pm to 8pm on Thursday as usual.
On the 10th of June Jill, her sister Lynda and a group of their friends will be climbing Ben Nevis (the UK’s highest mountain!) to raise funds for Number 3. The group called ‘The Airlie Risers’ if you would like to sponsor them you can visit their fundraising page by clicking this link https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/TheAirlieRisers You can also sponsor the group by handing a donation in to Number 3.
Last month Chris took up a new full time post within the Outreach Team for Autism Initiatives. This means that Chris will no longer be working at Number 3 but will be still be popping in from time to time to say hello. We will all miss working alongside Chris but wish him all the best in his new role!
Thank you to everyone who got involved in our quiz and raffle in Kinnoull Bowling Club back in February. We raised a fantastic total of £652 for Number 3!