Providing a flexible and bespoke support service for autistic adults, empowering them to thrive and enjoy life.   

For the adults accessing our family support service, the primary focus is on promoting their independence and preparing them for supported living.

Our staff are incredibly passionate about enhancing the lives of those in their care. They carry a positive attitude and are dedicated to what they do each day.  

With the support of activity support assistants, the adults in our care are able to develop crucial life skills and experience activities they otherwise may not have been able to.

Family support helps take some of the pressure off families by providing support for their son or daughter, allowing them the ability to pursue their own interests and carry out tasks knowing their loved one is safe and cared for.

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The support received is bespoke to each individual. Regular meetings and discussions with the adult, their families, carers and social workers are carried out by staff to identify activities that would be both beneficial and enjoyable to explore.

Activities frequently supported includes: swimming, shopping, horse riding, cinema trips and ice skating. Our staff also help each individual to develop their independence and life skills including supporting with accessing the community, money handling, hygiene and cooking.

Our driving aim is to provide an exemplary service which offers the following:

  • in-depth assessment and activity planning process
  • full involvement of the adult and their families with regular surveys and feedback
  • a flexible, person-centred service 
  • a well-trained, motivated and consistent staff team offering practical and emotional support
  • a well-structured and supportive environment

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Our services are regulated by the Care Quality Commission and local authority commissioning officers to ensure they meet the standards for good care, support and health and safety.

All of our staff have been subject to a rigorous safer recruitment procedure with safety checks being performed via enhanced DBS service. All staff are fully trained in safeguarding adults and work to ensure that the highest standard of care is provided at all times. The training our staff receive is tailored to the needs of adults they support, but mandatory training is extensive and covers areas including:

  • emergency first aid
  • health & safety, medication
  • COSHH
  • fire safety
  • driver’s training
  • Positive Proactive Support 
  • safeguarding

What our parents say…

Liam found morning’s very difficult due to difficulties transitioning from his house to the taxi. Family Support offered support via a 1:1 worker who implemented a visual timetable and a timer to support the transition. Liam is now able to get into his taxi much quicker and with less anxiety’ His Mum is able to help her 4-year-old get dressed.


Find out more

For more information about Adult Family Support contact:

Louise Irwin, Assistant Manager by

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