With our flexible outreach service, autistic adults can take part in a range of activities which help them to build their confidence, develop skills and knowledge, and gain greater independence in all aspects of their life.
Our service is tailored to meet people’s individual needs, over a long- or short-term period. Our aim is to give people the ability to live as independently as possible by offering them support in:
- their own home
- the family home
- the community
- a university, college or other educational setting.
We may help for a few hours a week or provide a more comprehensive package – and we may work on a one-to-one basis or in small groups. It all depends on what people need. We also run a telephone suport service.
Individual packages may include support with:
- setting personal goals and achievements
- general issues relating to autism or Asperger syndrome
- strategies to keep safe
- maintaining relationships with family and friends
- participating in the community, including shopping, attending college or university, using healthcare, leisure facilities and public transport
- developing social skills by using Socialeyes, our specialist resource pack
- independent living skills and household management skills including planning and budgeting
- finding and maintaining employment.
We want every adult who uses our service to have the opportunity to develop and thrive and to be at the centre of their planning process. We work closely with people to create their individual plan and support them to keep it live. Through our knowledge and experience we enable people to communicate effectively, and to express their wishes. We also make sure that family, carers, friends and staff are full partners in the planning process.
The outreach service helped me to develop my independent living skills and built up my confidence.
Person we support
Staff are specially trained to provide high standards of support to people with autism, receiving comprehensive autism training and continuing to expand their knowledge and skills. Staff are required to complete the City and Guilds Learning Disability Qualification (LDQ) Award and work to achieve National Vocational Qualifications as part of their ongoing professional development.
How to access our support
You can pay for our one-to-one support in a number of ways. For more information, visit our benefits and care page