We offer both volunteer and paid specialist one to one support for anyone with a diagnosis of autism of any age.
All our 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.
We are also offering online video call support where this is more appropriate or feels safer for the individual.
An initial home visit, or call, 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.
If you would like a place please fill in the referral form.
In line with national guidelines surrounding the C-19 pandemic we have adapted our risk assessment policy and we are taking every step to ensure the safety of our clients and staff during sessions. if you would like to see a copy of our risk assessment for 1:1 and group work please see here.