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South West Area Services

Help us provide autistic adults with beneficial equipment

Our services in the South West give autistic adults the opportunity to access a range of activities, to learn and develop new skills. The services encourage individuals to identify their own interests, skills, choices and desires which then shape a person-centred programme of daily activities.

 

New Ridgepark Furniture

New Ridgepark in Lanark is one of our transition services, offering autistic individuals a sustained period of assessment and support to build a greater understanding of their autism and how this impacts their life and future support needs.

The transition centre has been located at New Ridgepark for the past 13 years and has successfully assisted and supporting autistic adults to move on to living within a community.

Due to the complexity of each individual’s needs, there are times that challenging behaviour has been presented due to anxiety, stress and frustration, which can sometimes result in damage to the property and furniture. As such, durable furniture from a company called Tough Furniture is more suitable in this environment rather than everyday domestic furniture, reducing risk of injury to residents and staff and minimising damage to furniture.

Tough Furniture also looks similar to domestic furniture but is designed specifically to withstand excessive force and lasts a number of years. The current Tough Furniture is now reaching the end of its life and needs to be renewed.   

The team at New Ridgepark hope to replace the furniture in the six lounge areas and the hallway of the large Victorian building; eight sofas, two adult sized beanbags, three armchairs, a small coffee table and a wall mounted TV cabinet are all almost useable.

We really hope to raise £15,390 to replace the furniture and enhance the facilities on offer at our New Ridgepark service. Will you help us?

 

Please get involved and show your support by donating or taking part in your own fundraising activity for the South West of Scotland area services.

How to raise funds

If you would like to organise a fundraising event check out our fundraising ideas or you can sign up for one of our Get Active events. Please get in touch with the Fundraising Team at fundraising@scottishautism.org or call 01259 720044.

How to donate

You can make a donation today or send a cheque payable to ‘Scottish Autism’ for attention of Fundraising, Scottish Autism, Hilton House, Whins Road, Alloa Business Park, Alloa FK10 3SA. Be sure to let us know which project your donation is to support.

Find out more about our the transition services we provide. Thank you!