Number 6 – Autism Initiatives
Number 6 provides free social opportunities and one-to-one advice and support on a range of issues.
One-to-one appointments are available, to discuss a range of issues. Appointments are limited to three sessions to develop strategies for specific situations and areas of difficulty.
Typical issues that arise in one to one appointments are:
Employment – including finding and maintaining employment. Support may be given for the application and interview process, as well as discussing difficulties that arise in the workplace.
Housing – including support with housing applications (e.g. Edindex) and advice on financial or other issues that may help to maintain a tenancy.
Benefits – including letters you have received, new applications and support for appeals/tribunals.
Problem-solving support can also be provided to help with education, mental health and relationships.
Number 6 has a computer room, pool room and library, and can be used as a drop-in during set hours. It is a safe place, where people can relax and take a break from the stresses of everyday life.
2.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Tuesdays (quiet drop-in)
10.00 am – 5.00 pm
10.00 am – 8.00 pm
2.00 pm – 8.00 pm
12.00 pm – 5.00 pm
(pool drop-in 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm)
On the 1st, 3rd and 4th Saturday of the month
10.00 am – 4.00 pm
There are a number of groups and activities that are run on a regular basis during the month. Groups include:
- 5-a-side football
- art and crafts
- girls’ group
- midday gourmet club
- music group
- photography group
- quiz night
- relaxation group
- scrabble and chess group
- video editing group
For current groups and meeting times, please contact Number 6 directly.
Intended Client Groups:
- Adults with autism or Asperger's syndrome
This service is available to residents of all parts of Edinburgh
Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:
Adults with High Functioning Autism (HFA) or Asperger Syndrome (AS) who live in the Lothians and the Borders
This service accepts direct self referrals.
Contact Info. & Service Address
24 Hill Street