Hi, I’m Rianna and I’m a single parent to four children.

I suffered from depression and anxiety and spent a lot of time at home by myself. I decided I wanted to get out and do something, not just for me but for my family. I plucked up the courage to apply for a volunteer position at the Autism Plus charity shop as I shopped there from time to time.

I’m so happy I was brave enough to do this as it has built my confidence up. I have gone from volunteering one day a week to three days a week, five hours a day, while my children are at school.

I no longer suffer from anxiety and depression. I absolutely love coming to volunteer and thoroughly enjoy my days in the shop. The staff and volunteers are very friendly and make me feel relaxed and confident. I love being able to serve the customers and help do the window displays. I am grateful to have had this opportunity to learn new skills which I know will help when I apply for paid employment.

"A very person centred service, very highly skilled staff, super knowledge around Autism and how this impacts on the individual and their family."

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