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  • 04 Apr

    SUPPORT FOR UNPAID CARERS

    On 1 April this year, Scotland took a major step towards extending and enhancing the rights of unpaid carers with the introduction of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016. This comes at a time when there is increasing pressure on health … Continue reading

  • 07 Feb

    Stories, Stones and Bones

    A year ago, Options In Life received a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of the ‘Stories, Stones and Bones’ Project. These funds have allowed us to expand the range of activities that we offer our service … Continue reading

  • 14 Feb

    Annual General Meeting

    Our AGM will take place on Thursday 16th March, 7pm at Balbirnie Golf Club. All members and families are welcome. Any nominations for Trustees should be made as follows : 1. Only full members**  (as defined in clause 9 of … Continue reading

  • 29 Jan

    Options In Life Family Evening

    Don’t miss our next Family Evening, Thursday 11th Feb, 7.30 – 9.30. Disco and Karaoke at Kennoway Bowling Club. All families welcome. Our Family Nights are a great opportunity for young people with special and complex needs to meet and … Continue reading

  • 20 Dec

    Hope you didn’t miss the Options In Life Pirate Xmas Disco

    There could be no better way to end the activities for 2015 than with our annual themed Xmas Disco. This year our Recreation groups chose a Pirate theme. They made their own decorations and the venue looked amazing on the … Continue reading

  • 13 Nov

    Get your Xmas Party Tickets !

    Tickets are now available for the Options In Life Christmas Party Friday 5th December 7.30pm – 11.30pm Howe Rugby Club, Cupar Join us for a Disco night! Come dressed as your favourite pop star or movie character A finger buffet … Continue reading

  • 26 Oct

    Don’t miss the 2014 Xmas Party !

    The Options In Life Christmas Party 2014 will be held on Friday 5th December 7.30pm – 11.30pm at Howe of Fife Rugby Club, Cupar. Join us for a Disco night! Come dressed as your favourite pop star or movie character. … Continue reading

  • 21 Oct

    Family Get Together – Thursday 6 Nov 14

    Options in Life’s next family night will be held on  Thursday 6th November 2014 at Balbirnie Golf Club, near Glenrothes   Please join us for a Disco and Karaoke night!!   Parents and carers can have an opportunity to chat and get to … Continue reading

  • 22 Jul

    Options In Life – summer activities program for Fife College Students

    This summer Options in Life, in partnership with Fife College, ran a Summer Activities Programme for students with additional support needs. Running twice a week for four weeks, the programme aimed to provide respite for both students and parents during … Continue reading

  • 18 Jul

    Thornton Golf Club Annual Charity Day, Friday 1st August 2014

    Options In Life has, once again,  been fortunate enough to have been nominated as one of the charities who will benefit from funds raised at the Thornton Golf Club’s annual charity day.  This is a fantastic opportunity for our Recreation … Continue reading

  • 29 May

    Summer Activities – partnership with Fife College

    In partnership with Fife College, Options In Life is planning a fully supported Summer Activities Program for students with additional support needs who attend Cupar Campus. The Program will run two days a week during the month of June. All … Continue reading

  • 09 May

    AGM

    Options In Life AGM will be held on Thursday 12th June, 7.30pm at Balbirnie Golf Club. All welcome, and we will look forward to seeing you there.

  • 18 Nov

    Options In Life Country and Western Xmas Disco 2013

    Time to grab your tickets for the Options In Life Cowboys’ Xmas Disco! The party theme this year has been set by the Friday Recreation group – so dig out your cowboy boots, hat and checked shirt – Yee Haw!  … Continue reading

  • 17 Aug

    What is a Guardianship Order – and why should we have one in place ?

    Why apply for Guardianship ? In Scots law, until a child is 16, parental responsibilities, are to: safeguard and promote the child’s health, development and welfare; provide the child with appropriate direction and guidance; maintain personal relations and direct contact … Continue reading

  • 07 Feb

    Recreation program

    We are following our successful Summer Activities Program with a longer term Recreation Program. We already have a large group of young adults who have signed up for the programme and are waiting for the activities to kick off. Watch … Continue reading

  • 20 Dec

    Options Celebrating Christmas

    Options In Life rounded off it’s 2012 Programme of Activities in December with a visit to the pantomime at the Byre Theatre in St Andrews, followed by Tropical Island style festivities at their Hawaiian Christmas Disco at Madras Rugby Club, St … Continue reading

  • 01 Oct

    Summer Activities Program

    Options in Life launched its Summer Activities Program on Monday 16th July. Young adults with learning disabilities were given the opportunity to sign up for our program of fully supported day trips which were run over the summer period.  The purpose … Continue reading

  • 13 Jun

    Elmwood’s most vulnerable students left floundering

    Senior managers at Elmwood College have stated  that, after the coming academic year, there are “no guarantees” for the future of the Student Development Department, which serves students with special needs and complex and profound learning difficulties. In addition, the special needs … Continue reading

  • 11 Jun

    Fife Adult protection – Free Training for Carers

    Adult Protection Training For Carers   – Free Training for Informal/Unpaid Carers on Prevention of harm to adults we care for. Being a carer is a very responsible role – including ensuring that the adults cared for are not exposed … Continue reading

  • 15 May

    Self Directed Support

    The Self Directed Support Bill was officially published by the Scottish Parliament on 1st March 2012. We will keep you up to date with the Bill’s passage through parliament in our news section.  The Scottish Government has introduced the Bill … Continue reading

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