Creating a welcoming space for adults with autism
24 June 2020
NHS Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group has helped the brand-new West Cheshire Autism Hub prepare for its virtual launch.
The Autism Hub will be a welcoming space for adults living with autism to visit and access services such as post-diagnostic support, supported volunteering and internship opportunities, social and community group activities and much more.
NHS Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group has been working closely with the Autism Hub ahead of a virtual launch, with plans to move into The Bluecoat in Chester in the coming months – once it is safe to do so.
Organisations that deliver autism services across West Cheshire are also involved in the project, with further support provided by Cheshire West and Chester Council and Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
Tracey Cole, NHS Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s Executive Director of Strategy and Partnerships, said: “The Clinical Commissioning Group is proud to be supporting the development of a new Autism Hub in Chester. It is really important that people living with autism are able to access support in a calm and welcoming environment.
“Establishing the Autism Hub amid the ongoing Coronavirus (Covid-19) response is testament to the power of working in partnership to support local people.”
West Cheshire Autism Hub aims to:
- Keep autistic adults and their families at the heart of everything it does.
- Explore innovative ways of working in partnership to create a valuable service.
- Value everyone equally, respecting their individual differences.
- Work proactively to meet the needs of autistic adults and their families and raise its profile across west Cheshire.
The West Cheshire Autism Hub is now active on social media.
If anyone wants to get involved with the West Cheshire Autism Hub, or has any questions about the project, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org