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Number 3 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.

Our building has 3 floors. On the ground floor we have a reception area, pool table, couch area, games consoles and a small kitchen. The middle floor has a quiet library area and a large activity room where our art materials, music equipment and selection of games are all stored. Our top floor has a computer area, 2 small meeting rooms and our staff office.

The small library is stocked with autism-specific books and magazines, as well as leaflets from other voluntary organisations. The library is open to people using the service, their families or carers and other organisations with an interest in the autistic spectrum. We also have a small range of fiction and non-fiction books that have been donated for others to enjoy.

Saturday – we will be open one Saturday per month1pm-4pm, please contact for dates.

Drop-in Sessions

  • There are a number of interest groups and activities that are run on a regular basis at Number 3 during the month. These include: Arts & Crafts; Scrabble & Board Games; Discussion Groups; Bingo; Pool Competitions; Baking and Cooking and Photography.
  • We also run a late diagnosis for people with a recent autism diagnosis.
  • We facilitate activities in the community on a regular basis. These include trips to the Ball Room for pool and snooker. Visits to local pubs, restaurants and cafes for a meal or drink. Sports activities such as badminton, table tennis and football at local campuses and trips to the cinema at Perth Playhouse.
  • If you are interested in taking part in a group but would like more information before coming along please get in touch.
  • All groups will be facilitated by trained volunteers or Number 3 staff.
  • All regular groups at Number 3 will be free to attend. However if a trip is scheduled e.g. Cinema, a meal out or a daytrip, there may be a charge.

Groups and Activities

Staff working within the Number 3 One-Stop Shop are available for 1-1 appointments to discuss a range of issues. Typical issues that arise in 1-1 appointments are:

  • Employment – including support to fill out applications or CV’s. Support to attend tribunals or grievance meetings. Providing autism information for employers or colleagues.
  • Housing – including support with housing applications and advice on financial or other issues that may help to maintain a tenancy.
  • Benefits – assistance with finding out what benefits you may be entitled to, support to apply, or support to deal with issues you are having with the benefits you are currently receiving.
  • Education- including finding out what courses are available and support with the application process. Information on the support that may be available to you at school/college or university.
  • Relationships- including support to deal with difficulties involving family, colleagues, friends and peers.
  • Mental Wellbeing- we can listen to any problems or worries that you may be having and can support you to make or attend appointments with your GP or Community Mental Health Team.
  • Pre and post diagnostic information-  including providing information on autism and the diagnostic process, arranging and attending medical appointments with you, support to understand your autism diagnosis.

Contact us via the link below to arrange an appointment.

1-1 Appointments

Number 3 has a very small staff team so we rely on and are very grateful to our amazing team of volunteers who support us to run our social activity program. Our volunteers are active throughout Perth and Kinross and provide support to many aspects of our work, the main areas being supporting with social drop-ins and special interest groups and also driving.

We have volunteering opportunities during the day, in the evenings and at weekends. There are new social events starting all the time, so new volunteer opportunities are always available.  All volunteers are given induction training and the opportunity to develop their skills through further training. This may be internal training or external courses provided by relevant professionals.

Anyone interested in volunteering at Number 3 should contact us


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Find out more about Number 3

If you, or someone you know, is in need of help and support, or would benefit from taking advantage of the support we can offer at Number 3, please get in touch and someone at Autism Initiatives will be able to advise on your next steps.

I probably wouldn’t be here without them. I felt very alone at the beginning and now I know that I can always rely on someone to help me

'Ben' who accesses support at an OSS