People with Autism over the age of 16 are set to get extra support with the launch of a new borough-wide service.
Bromley Well has been delivering preventative services to a wide range of people since October 2017.
Since then the number of referrals from people with Autism has increased significantly. In response, Bromley Well has announced the launch of a new service which offers practical and emotional support to people with Autism aged 16 and over.
Bromley Well is delivered by Bromley Third Sector Enterprise (BTSE) and funded by Bromley Council and NHS Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group to provide health and wellbeing support to people living in the borough of Bromley.
Eddie Lynch, a director at BTSE and chief executive at Bromley Mencap, said: “Through our consultation with young people it became clear that more support is needed around transition, housing, benefits, health, employment, life skills training and social and leisure activities.
“A survey of parents and carers through the Bromley Autism Partnership Group identified that information was poor and there is a lack of clarity around community services for young people with Autism.
“The new service will provide specialist one-to-one and group support to people with Autism aged 16 plus. Starting support at age 16 will ensure young people are supported through the transition to adulthood which can present challenges for people with Autism.”
Chris Towers, Bromley Well’s Autism information and support worker, added: “The support will include drop-ins and outreach sessions across the borough to ensure we’re reaching as many people as possible. There will also be monthly workshops and peer support at Community House, South Street in central Bromley.”
For more information about the service visit: https://www.bromleywell.org.uk/our-services/people-with-learning-difficult/people-with-autism/