A new National Autistic Society support group has launched for parents and carers of autistic adults in Sefton. 

The group is being run by volunteers and will meet once a month, offering information and support and advocating for better services. The venue will alternate each month between Sefton Carers Centre in Waterloo and the Life Rooms in Southport.

The meeting dates and locations for 2018 are at the bottom of this news story. For more information about the group please email: nassefton@nas.org.uk 

Colette Hampson, Branches Development officer North of England and North Wales, said: 
"We are pleased to announce that our Sefton Parent Carer Support Group launched on Friday 15 June at the Atkinson Gallery in Southport. This is a really exciting project and has the potential to make a huge difference to local families. 

“It was great to see so many people supporting the launch, including Bill Esterson MP, Councillor Paul Cummins - Sefton's Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, and Vicky Keeley - CEO Sefton Carers Centre.


“The group is being run by volunteers who are local parents and carers of autistic adults themselves. They will be meeting once a month, providing a space where parents and carers can drop by and meet people in similar situations, share information and ideas and advocate for better support in the community. It’s very informal, so the person you are supporting does not need to have a formal diagnosis to attend.

“More than 1 in 100 people are autistic in the UK and life can be desperately difficult at times, for them and their families. But we’ve seen again and again the huge difference understanding and the right support can make.”

Meeting dates and Times for 2018

Tuesday 19 June 1-3pm at Life Rooms Southport 
Tuesday 17 July 1-3pm at Sefton Carers Centre, Waterloo 
Tuesday 21 August 1-3pm at Life Rooms Southport 
Tuesday 18 September 1-3pm at Sefton Carers Centre, Waterloo 
Tuesday 16 October 1-3pm at Life Rooms Southport 
Tuesday 20 November 1-3pm at Sefton Carers Centre, Waterloo 
Tuesday 18 December 1-3pm at Life Rooms Southport

Locations

Sefton Carers Centre, 27 -37 South Road, Waterloo, Liverpool, L22 5RF

Life Rooms Southport, 23 Scarisbrick Avenue, Southport, PR8 1NW