The Usual Place has an environmental policy which promotes waste reduction and recycling. We have committed to stopping or reducing the use of unrecyclable plastics wherever possible. We no longer use plastic straws and are increasing the stock of drinks produced in glass bottles and completely recyclable materials. We recycle wherever we can and will […]


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 […]