We are delighted to announce the opening of our new outreach base in Kirkcaldy. This long awaited base was first suggested by parents of service users who felt the quality of the outreach service could be greatly enhanced by the provision of a building for both staff and service users, centrally located in Kirkcaldy.
The new building offers a light and spacious base, with kitchen, dining room, IT facilities, meeting and staff training room, social area and other multipurpose areas. It is hoped service users will access the base for activities throughout the day in keeping with their support plan, and a variety of activities including food preparation and menu planning, budgeting, art work, music therapy, IT access, and key worker meetings and planning will take place. The building benefits from a great deal of natural light and a large rear garden which service users will have access to , and indeed it is hoped will further develop the garden area over time as a project. A large meeting room is available which can be used for staff, service users, families and professionals. It is also hoped that links will be built up with other local groups and professionals who will be able to utilise the building when available.
Scottish Autism have also linked in with Fife Autism Coordinator Stella McDonald with a view to the development of ‘Light Touch Services.’ The first of these is a proposed children’s weekend club utilising the Dunfermline Blue Central Day service building on a Saturday and Sunday to provide support for children . Grant funding is being sought to support this proposal, and a similar project run by Scottish Autism in Oban has successfully provided children with autism a good quality service, while providing parents some very valuable time to spend with other children or undertake basic chores like shopping.
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