Respite Support For Families
|Organisation||Resources For Autism (West Midlands)|
BAYC, 581 Pershore Road, Selly Oak
|Accessibility details||Contact 020 8458 3259|
We offer both volunteer and paid specialist one to one support for anyone with a diagnosis of autism of any age. All staff and volunteers are autism trained. Provision is usually for 2 – 3 hours a week, every week for up to six months and volunteers and staff will aim to engage with the community, going on local outings where possible, developing social networks and creating a positive relationship. An initial home visit with a Reach Out Coordinator will assess how the service can be most useful. There is likely to be a waiting list to access this. The service is free for the volunteer befriending but if a higher level of support need is identified there will be a charge and this can either be met from private income or local authority personal budget allocations or a mix of these.