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.
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!