Author: Abbey Thomson

Let’s Enable, Not Disable: An Occupational Therapist’s Perspective

Sarah Geidesz, an Occupational Therapist for Children and Young People, spent some time at The Usual Place while still a student training to become a qualified Occupational Therapist. This placement with us inspired Sarah into writing this very insightful blogpost into enablement, and she has asked us to share it with you all: Let’s Enable […]

Vaccinations for Young People from Key Groups

Vaccinations for young people with certain conditions   Children and young people aged 12-17 from key groups to be offered COVID-19 vaccine.   Young people with certain conditions are to be offered the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, in line with the latest advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), before the majority of schools […]

OT Society Awards

In the last months of 2020, students Kate and Katie joined The Usual Place team on a placement for their Occupational Therapy degree, spending seven weeks with our staff and young people. Following their very successful placement, the students made the decision to nominate us for two awards offered by the OT Society. They have […]

National Lottery Award

The Usual Place in Dumfries has recently received a £243,939.00 National Lottery Award from the National Lottery Community Fund. The Usual Place Team are very proud to be a recipient of this significant funding, alongside another 245 groups across Scotland. Every young person leaving school has the right to equal opportunities to train, learn and […]