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At the Lynx resource centre we offer people with autism the opportunity to try different types of work and to learn the skills they need to do them. We help people to understand their autism and how it affects them, and to build their ability to communicate and interact with other people.

Our facilities

The Lynx resource centre is on the outskirts of Weston-super-Mare. We are easily accessible by bus and are close to local shops.

Within the resource centre we have purpose-built workshops for metalwork and woodwork, an office, a canteen and a computer suite. Our sessional room is ideal for teaching social and communication skills, as well as providing a venue for less formal meetings.

Our service hours are 9 to 5, from Monday to Friday, and we run social and leisure sessions at evenings and weekends.

I would say the best thing about coming to the Lynx is doing jobs for members of the public, because I like to feel useful. The Lynx centre and supported living have been the stepping stones I really needed.
Person we support

The services we offer

At the Lynx resource centre we build on people's interests and experiences. We offer a range of vocational and leisure opportunities which enable people to develop communication skills, confidence and social understanding. We have extensive links in the community and work in partnership with Weston College, Jobcentre Plus and other agencies.

All our social activities are open to people with autism, their families and friends.

We also train professionals and employers to work with people who have autism.

What we offer

Vocational opportunities include:

  • woodwork
  • metalcraft
  • woodcraft
  • administration
  • IT
  • social enterprise
  • horticulture.

Social and leisure opportunities include:

  • walking
  • climbing
  • paper craft
  • pyrography
  • metalcraft
  • social groups
  • games groups
  • internet cafe.
 

Our team

Our staff have a range of expertise and knowledge so we can offer the right support to each person with autism and help them to fulfil their needs and wishes. All our staff receive autism-specific training, which they build upon throughout their career, and take a person-centred approach, putting the person with autism at the core of their work.

How to access our support

There are several ways you can pay for support through our day-time hubs. For more information, visit our benefits and care page.