Kincardine and Mearns Day Opportunities skills development and training

People who use Kincardine and Mearns Day Opportunities can take part in the day services' projects and activities. These can help you develop and learn new skills.

Our projects and activities include:

Training courses

We offer a mixture of ASDAN accredited courses and non-accredited subjects. ASDAN is an education charity and awarding organisation. Courses are reviewed annually and include:

  • ICT
  • World of work
  • Photography
  • Creativity
  • Baking
  • Transition Challenge

Activities are also offered through ASDAN awards. There are two main groups Stepping Stones and Life Skills.

The Stepping Stones group work toward greater independence, with the aim of leaving the service.

The Life Skills group work toward improving the skills of adults with profound learning disabilities. This is achieved by physio, activities that improve mobility and sensory experiences.

IdeA tek

IdeA tek is based in our workshop facility at Forest View Centre. You can train and learn to:

  • recycle IT equipment
  • design and make wooden crafts to sell
  • upcycle furniture
  • achieve accredited ASDAN certificates
  • pick up and delivery work

Some people use the project as a training opportunity, with a plan to develop skills and move onto other opportunities. Others access the project as part of their daily activities and social development.

Kindling project

This project makes kindling from recycled pallets donated by local companies.

You can do different tasks, such as:

  • de-nailing the pallets
  • sawing the wood
  • chopping the wood into kindlers
  • bagging the kindlers
  • logging

The finished products are sold to the public.

Sea View Café

The Sea View Café provides voluntary work placements in a work environment for people who use the service. The café is based in Stonehaven Community Centre.