Char­ity launch pilot scheme

Paisley Daily Express - - News -

A pilot scheme aimed at mak­ing life eas­ier for peo­ple with autism has been launched in Ren­frew­shire.

Rich­mond Fel­low­ship Scot­land hosted their an­nual Keys to Life event in Lin­wood’s Tweedie Hall.

The char­ity used the event to launch their Pos­i­tive About Autism scheme.

Work­ing in part­ner­ship with I Am Me and Ac­tive Com­mu­ni­ties, busi­nesses will be pro­vided with train­ing and ad­vice on dif­fi­cult ex­pe­ri­ences peo­ple with autism can have when in a pub­lic place and how busi­nesses can help with this.

The Pi­azza Cen­tre in Pais­ley, You First Ad­vo­cacy in Pais­ley, Mor­risons in John­stone and John­stone po­lice of­fice have all signed up to take part.

They will dis­play a Pos­i­tive About Autism sticker to let peo­ple know they are tak­ing the part.

The Keys to Life event was a mas­sive suc­cess once again for the Rich­mond Fel­low­ship, who sup­port peo­ple with a va­ri­ety of dif­fer­ent needs.

This year’s theme was groups. Ser­vice users were able to write down what sort of groups they would like to be in­volved with.

In­for­ma­tion was also pro­vided about ser­vices al­ready on of­fer such as a trav­el­ling group, mu­sic group and gar­den­ing group.

Rona Dickie, team man­ager at Rich­mond Fel­low­ship’s John­stone ser­vice, said: “It was a re­ally suc­cess­ful day and ev­ery­one had great fun.”

Mak­ing a dif­fer­ence Su­san McDon­ald and Emma Hal­l­i­day from Ac­tive Com­mu­ni­ties join ser­vice users and Rich­mond Fel­low­ship staff (above) and (right) help­ing to run the project is Maria Mur­ray, Su­san McDon­ald, Lin­sey Gal­lacher, Kieran Kelly, Kather­ine Fig­gins, David Milne Get­ting in­volved Kieran Kelly and An­drew Macin­tyre, from I Am Me, join ser­vice users and Rich­mond Fel­low­ship staff

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