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  • 13 Feb

    Recreation Program 2013

    What an amazing year 2013 was for Options In Life!  Our inspirational group of young adults has experienced a great range of physically and mentally challenging opportunities – from becoming regulars at the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena and go-karting at … Continue reading

  • 09 Jan

    Family Night – 20th Feb

    We’ll be having a Family Night at Dunfermline Bowlplex Thursday 20th February from about 7pm.  This is a chilled out evening (unsupported, though our staff and volunteers may be there having fun too) for any young adults with learning disabilities … Continue reading

  • 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

  • 01 Oct

    Autumn News Letter

    Our Autumn News Letter has now been posted out to all our members, if you are not yet a member and would like to receive a copy, please sign up at the top right of this page. Becoming a member of … 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

  • 13 May

    Hawaiian Prom

    A Hawaiian themed Prom was held on 30th May as a joint event between Elmwood College Student Development Department and Options in Life. The Prom was organised by the Student Development Prom committee, with help from Options In Life. The … Continue reading

  • 09 May

    Family Get Together: Quiz and Karaoke

    After the success of the bowling night, we had another family get together! This time it was a quiz and karaoke night at Cupar Golf Club (Hill Tarvit, KY15 5JT) on Thursday 16th May. Doors opened at 7pm, with the quiz … Continue reading

  • 19 Apr

    First Family Get Together!

    We had our first family get together at Dunfermline Ten Pin Bowling on Wednesday 24th at 7.30. This was an opportunity for parents, families and carers to get together for a chat. There was bowling and pool etc close by … Continue reading

  • 17 Apr

    Monthly Family Get Togethers!

    We are delighted to announce that we will shortly be starting to hold monthly family get togethers. These are to enable families to come together in an informal setting, to relax, have some fun and have the opportunity to have … 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

  • 09 Jan

    AGM 2013 – change of date

    Due to unforeseen circumstances, our AGM has had to be postponed and will now be held on Wednesday 6th February, 2013 at 7:00 pm at Balbirnie Golf Club. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. All members are invited to attend, … 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

  • 26 Nov

    Self Directed Support Bill

    The Self Directed Support (Scotland) Bill has completed Stage 1 and 2 of the parliamentary process.  The Scottish Parliament will consider the Bill at Stage 3 on Wednesday 28 November. The governments web page:  http://www.selfdirectedsupportscotland.org.uk/ provides in depth information, papers and … Continue reading

  • 16 Nov

    Benefits Update

    The Benefits Section on Government Grants has just been updated. Select the tab above for Info and Events and select the Benefits – Government Benefit Schemes- tab. There is only a brief note on each entry but the links on … 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

  • 18 Sep

    When I’m Not Here – Conference

    Fife Council in partnership with NHS Fife, Pamis and Equal Futures ran a free full-day conference for carers of people with learning disabilities and ASD on Thursday 15th November 2012 from 9:30am to 3:00pm at the Rothes Halls Glenrothes. Workshop … Continue reading

  • 06 Sep

    College issue – Update

    Options in Life has written to the current and incoming Principals of the new merged Fife colleges and the land based colleges, the Leader of Fife Council, Fife’s MP, North East Fife’s MSP, the Scottish Funding Council and the Minister … Continue reading

  • 12 Jul

    Options in Life Launches Summer Activities Program

    Options in Life Launched its 2012 Summer Activities Program on Monday 16th July.  We offered young adults with learning disabilities the opportunity to sign up for our program and ran fully supported day trips over the next three months. The first … 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

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