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Respite Support For Families

Address details
Organisation Resources For Autism( West Midlands)
Address BAYC, 581 Pershore Road, Selly Oak
B29 7EL
Birmingham
Contact details
Email jayne@resourcesforautism.org.uk
Phone 07817 736096
Website http://www.resourcesforautism.org.uk/west-midlands.html
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.

Service details
Categories Family support
Gender both
Quality standards