Number 6 One-Stop Shop

Number 6 is a service for autistic adults who fit the following criteria: 16 and over, do not have a learning disability and live in the Lothians or the Scottish Borders.


The service is provided by Autism Initiatives UK and was officially launched in June 2005, with the opening of the Number 6 One-Stop Shop.


Number 6 provides free social opportunities and 1-1 advice and support on a range of issues


Anyone interested in using the services at Number 6 should book an initial appointment to meet with Kim Maxwell, who will give you a brief induction to the resources available.


Drop In Times

Monday, 2—8pm

Tuesday, Quiet Drop In: 10am—5pm

Wednesday, 10am—8pm

Thursday, 2—8pm

Friday, 12—5pm (pool drop-in 3—5pm)

First, Third and Fourth Saturdays of the month, 10am—4pm


Outside of these times, use of the building is by arrangement only, and people should contact a member of staff to book the use of any facilities.


Latest News


Room Changes for Groups

Due to the Training Room still being out of action during November we are having to hold a few groups in different rooms.

Film Night, 15th, 5.30pm - ART ROOM.
Cult Movie Club, Friday 16th, 2pm - ART ROOM
Music Group, Monday 19th, 6pm - ART ROOM
DIFFERENT TIME - Gaming Group, Wednesday 21st, 2 - 5pm - ART ROOM
Relaxation Group, Thursday 22nd, 6 - 7pm - ROOM 1
Tai Chi, Monday 26th, 4.30 - 5pm - ART ROOM

Training Room

Unfortunately the Training Room is out of action until further notice. We will try to create a Quiet Room where we can and some groups may need to be cancelled.


Please speak to a staff member or check our Facebook, website or whiteboard each day for more information. We are really sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.


New Research Projects

Two new research projects have been added to our research page. Please click on the research tab for more information.


Dates for your Diary

It may be a little early but there are some great events happening the first weekend in December. And, all funds raised go to Autism Initiatives. Click Here


Book by Katherine Highland

The book launch has passed but you can still buy the book by local autistic author , Katherine Highland - Deferred Sunlight: Illuminating Ways Through the Darker Times. All funds go to the Highland One Stop Shop.


If you would like to read more about the book or to purchase a copy please click on this link to be taken to amazon.