Groups & Activities

  • There will be a number of groups and activities that are run on a regular basis during the month.
  • If there is a group or an activity that you would like to start, please get in touch with a member of staff.
  • If you are interested in taking part in a group, please get in touch with a member of staff.
  • All groups will be facilitated by trained and friendly volunteers or HOSS staff.
  • All groups at HOSS will be free to attend unless we schedule a trip e.g. Cinema, café where there will be a charge.


What we offer:

Art Group: This is a fortnightly group where you can presently draw or paint. Attendees are not expected to have experience or specific art skills. Taking part in the group projects provides a relaxed & safe atmosphere to socialise in.

Arts & Crafts: This session is open to anyone to come and try a range of different crafts we have or bring along your own and teach us.

Book Club:  This will provide the opportunity for individuals to meet and discuss books they have been reading.  There will be a shared reading list but individuals will still be able to attend the book club if they are reading their own books instead of those on the reading list.

Coffee and Cake Chit Chat Club: This group is open to anyone and you are welcome to come along with a parent, care or support worker to join us to have coffee, cake and general chit chat in a light hearted way.

Creative Writing: This group will allow you to explore your writing skills, for example, short stories, poetry and scripts.

Employment Group: This group is designed to help build on the skills and confidence levels that are needed when looking for employment.

Games Night: This is a fortnightly group where you can come along and have a go on the Wii or PlayStation 3 and we will hopefully have the Xbox 360 up and running soon.  There will also be board games, chess, pool and table tennis available.

Gourmet Group: A monthly opportunity to experience the flavours of Inverness, dining at local restaurants.  Suggestions for restaurants welcomed.  This group will include a cost.

Discussion Group: A weekly forum open to all, to discuss any relevant topic or issue from Autistic Lifestyle, current affairs, relationships or any experience you would like to muse upon, deliberate or even consider.

Photography and Video Group: Whether you’re interested, a budding amateur or want to know more about photography and videoing, this group may be for you.

Saturday Drop-Ins: A range of activities will be provided: board games, games consoles, use of computers and internet and informal chat.

Service User Forum: The Service User Forum is a group of people that use the Highland One Stop Shop and meet monthly to talk about the service. This includes updates, what is working well and what needs to be improved.

Skills for Work Group: This group will run for 8 sessions and will look at building on the skills that are required for looking for employment/volunteering opportunities.  There is no pressure in this group to look for work.

Social Group: This group will provide the opportunity to socialise and take part in activities outside Albion House once a month.

Women’s Group: An open group for women, 16 plus, to come along and be involved in discussions and conversations, arts and crafts.

Please see the calendar for times and dates of these activities

Examples of other groups we may look at running are: 5-A-Side Football, Anger Management, Badminton, Living Life to the Full, Quiz Nights, Relationship Group, Relaxation Group, Scrabble & Chess Group.

If you would like any more information on groups and activities please contact our activities coordinator Jeni Miller on 01463 717649 or email