Additional Support for Learning Review

Our families and young people often comment on the positive and negative experiences of navigating additional support for learning in primary and secondary school and in particular around transitions. Here is an opportunity for people to comment and help shape future development which will create a more equal society. Please do contribute and share with […]

SQA Star Award

The Usual Place has been nominated for an SQA Star Award! This award recognises commitment, achievement and innovation in Scottish education and training.  We are proud to have been shortlisted for this highly commended award and look forward to attending the ceremony in Glasgow on Friday 15th November. Check back soon to see what award […]

Spinal Injuries Scotland

The Usual Place is a fully accessible location, which is why Spinal Injuries Scotland have decided to hold their meet and greet with us. Spinal Injuries Scotland offers peer support in the national spinal unit as well as in outreach clinics, runs various activities and events, delivers education programmes around spinal injury and offers a […]


We are delighted to welcome our new Social Work Student, Emma, to The Usual Place for her professional placement. Our young people are looking forward to sharing their learning with Emma and showing Emma how The Usual Place enables each young person to get on in life and reach their full potential. This morning our […]


We start the day with some really happy news. Ross one of our young people has secured a Hospitality job in Kilnford in Dumfries. Ross has worked hard in The Usual Place, gaining lots of new hospitality skills that are transferable to so many areas of life as well as the job Ross has been […]

Scottish Diversity Awards

After a brilliant start to the day, we end our day on a very happy note too! We had a phone call to advise us that The Usual Place has been shortlisted for a Scottish National Diversity Award, 2019. The Award we have been shortlisted for is, Disability Champion of the Year 2019. We were […]