Charity launch pilot scheme
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