Supporting young people with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Dumfries and Galloway

Better Lives Partnership was set up in 2016 with the expressed aim of delivering and improving the services available for children and young people affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and additional barriers, their families and carers and those who support them.


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Our Current Projects Include:

The Bridge to Employment Project

Housing Project

Art Club

Our Previous Projects:

Yoga Project

How to Find Us

Based in Cotton Street, Castle Douglas our premises are easily accessible and offer a friendly welcome to all.

Our Premises

Special Events

14 Apr 2018

Coffee Morning

Looking for something to do on Saturday? Come along and support Bryony’s coffee morning in aid of Better Lives Partnership

21 Apr 2018

Lego, Toys & Crafts Fair

The Better Lives Partnership have teamed up with Dumfries Lego Fairs to bring you a great day out for all the family! We will have Lego stalls, toy stalls, craft stalls, kids play area and so much more!

Latest News

We have had a very busy festive period here at Better Lives Partnership.  The young people have enjoyed a trip to The Red Deer Park in the Galloway Forest and have attended Kirkcudbright Academy Christmas Fayre to sell their cards, calendars and festive treats.  We wish everyone a very merry Christmas and look forward to seeing all the young people back in 2019.

Garden Project

We are grateful for the support we have received from Dalbeattie Mens’ Shed, Wilko Castle Douglas, Solway Recycling, Chris Dowgill, HMP Dumfries Joinery, Dumfries and Galloway Community Payback Team and the Castle Douglas Development Forum. If you have some free time...

Lego, Toy, Collectibles and Craft Fair

Our ‘Enterprise’ element of the project in April 2018 took the form of Lego, Toy, Collectibles and Craft Fair, The Fair took place at Castle Douglas Town Hall and was a great success. Our young people helped to plan and organise this event in partnership with Dumfries...

Our work experience

Many of our young people are now out and about enjoying work experience placements. Our Support Workers work closely with local employers, the young people and their families, to ensure a positive experience for all during work experiences. Work experience is tailored...

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