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  • 24 Apr

    From Source to Sea

    Thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund we were able to launch our “From Source to Sea” project in partnership with the Tay & Earn Trust at the beginning of this year. This opportunity is proving to be an invaluable experience … Continue reading

  • 06 Feb

    Options In Life Annual General Meeting

    Our AGM will take place on Wednesday 20th March in the Bistro at Fife College Stenton (Glenrothes) Campus. All members and families are welcome. We are delighted that the students in our Options In Life Cookery class are going to … Continue reading

  • 09 Jan

    New Recreation Programme Video

    Our Recreation Programme experience filmed by participants on Go-Pro cameras.

  • 04 Apr


    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

  • 27 Jul

    Options In Life teams up with Co-op Local Community Fund

    Options In Life is now one of the local causes in the Co-op Community Fund! The funding comes from Co-op members. The Co-op will give 1% of everything its members spend on Co-op branded goods and services to the local … Continue reading

  • 20 Jul

    Summer Fun with the Recreation Programme

    It’s been an exciting summer so far for our Recreation Programme groups! We’ve been able to take advantage of the warmer weather to fit in more outdoor activities, and this year we have expanded the number of organisations we work … Continue reading

  • 20 Jul

    Stories, Stones and Bones

    This year we have been lucky enough to receive a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to take part in their project ‘Stories, Stones and Bones’. As part of this project, which is designed to encourage interaction with local history, … Continue reading

  • 10 Apr

    Cooking Up A Storm thanks to the Big Lottery Fund

    Options In Life have teamed up with Fife College to run an exciting new cookery course. The course will run for 36 weeks, with two groups of service users taking part on different evenings. We are very grateful to the … 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

  • 18 Jan

    Learning about history with the Heritage Fund

    We’re very proud to announce that we’ve received a grant from The Heritage Lottery Fund! The grant is to make history fun and accessible to our service users. We’re very excited to build on our previous experiences and to learn … Continue reading

  • 11 Jan

    We’re An AVIVA Winner

    A couple of months ago we asked you to vote for us to win an AVIVA Community Fund Award. Thanks to all our wonderful supporters, we did  – what a fantastic start to the year! The Award is towards the … Continue reading

  • 05 Jan

    A Gangster Christmas Party

      This year our Service Users chose ‘gangsters’ as the theme of our Christmas party – and pulled out all the stops for their costumes! The hall was filled with people looking dashing in their fedoras and suits. We had … Continue reading

  • 14 Sep

    Morrisons Foundation Award Grant To Options

    We would like to thank the Morrisons Foundation for their generous donation to our Recreation Programme and Peer Mentoring Project. The Foundation raises funds by a variety of means, notably though the sale of 5p plastic carrier bags. Its aim … Continue reading

  • 17 Aug

    Robertson Trust Grant Extended

    Over the years we have been lucky to be the recipients of grants from a variety of trusts and organisations. We are very grateful for this funding, which we rely on to subsidise costs and to expand our services. Three … Continue reading

  • 15 Jun

    SGN Donation for Adapted Cycling Project

    We are extremely grateful to SGN for their work in clearing a site for our adapted cycles. The Forestry Commission have granted us permission to use a piece of land in Tentsmuir forest to store our bikes, but the area … Continue reading

  • 16 Mar

    Hoodies for Staff and Service Users

    Our new Options In Life hoodies are here! We recently received a grant from The Russell Trust to purchase branded hoodies for our staff and service users and we are pleased to say that we now have them. Initial reports … Continue reading

  • 09 Feb

    Options Teams Up with 7/8 Music

    At Options In Life we strive to challenge our Service Users, encouraging them to improve their confidence, gain new skills and find new interests and passions. In order to do this we try to further develop activities which have already … 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

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