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East Park - Workmates

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Service summary

To access this service you will need to be assessed by your local social work office.


East Park has provided education and supported accommodation to young people with additional support needs, including autism, since 1874.

Workmates is East Park's programme for school leavers aged between 17 and 25. We work with young people with high support needs and provide one to one support within an individualised timetable. We support our young people to access college, work experience and community based classes.

All our young people have learning disabilities and many also have : autistic spectrum disorders, physical disabilities, communication difficulties, sensory impairment, long standing or significant health needs, challenging behaviour.

Client groups

Learning Disability
17-25 years of age

Service details

Workmates is East Park's day service for young adults aged 17-25 with high support needs living in the West of Scotland.
All young people have a learning disability but may also have:

  • a physical disability
  • ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
  • health and medical needs
  • personal care needs
  • communication issues
  • challenging behaviour
We work with each young person on a one to one basis to develop their individual potential and to enable participation in:
  • continuing education
  • work experience
  • community based classes
  • independent living skills
  • therapeutic activities
We have a base at the East Park site where we have access to various facilities but make the most of comm

Further information

East Park has provided Education and Supported Accommodation services to children and young people with additional support needs, including autism, since 1874. Our philosophy reflects current legislation, best practice and a commitment to excellence. All our services focus on the needs of the young people and encourage partnership with the child and family. Our purpose built state of the art facilities help us continuously improve our services and skills in working with children from across Scotland.

East Park is accredited by the National Autistic Society, is a SQA Approved Centre, regularly inspected by the Care Inspectorate and Education Scotland.

Workmates is registered with the Care Inspectorate as a Support Service.

Opening times

East Park 8.00am - 4.00pm
Workmates 9.00am - 3.00pm

Area served

Glasgow City, Renfrewshire, East Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire, Glasgow City, Renfrewshire, East Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire, City Wide

Accessibility

Ramp access
Accessibility to changing area with hoist

The page was last updated on 17 March 2016

Main address

1092 Maryhill Road
Glasgow
G20 9TD

Main telephone

0141 946 2050

Fax

0141 948 0506

Organisation email

nicola.mccann@eastpark.org.uk

Website

www.eastpark.org.uk

Contact

Nicola McCann : Resource Manager

Contact telephone

0141 946 2050

Contact email

nicola.mccann@eastpark.org.uk

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