Resources

Autism related resources

This webinar has been created for people to gain a better understanding of what autism is and isn't. Click here to view and find out more.

Here you will find all the resources related to our Winter Wellness Campaign.

Find information here about Autism Acceptance Week 2023.

ACRE offers a comprehensive assessment service to autistic people in employment or actively seeking employment. Find out more here.

Click here access guides on 'how to use Microsoft Teams' and 'how to access Microsoft Teams'.

For information on welfare rights, funding, and benefits here are some useful guides:

NHS guide on getting a needs assessment

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/help-from-social-services-and-charities/getting-a-needs-assessment/

NHS guide on the financial assessment/means test for social care

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/help-from-social-services-and-charities/financial-assessment-means-test/

NHS guide to carer assessments

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/support-and-benefits-for-carers/carer-assessments/

Age UK guides to care needs assessment and financial assessment

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/care/arranging-care/care-needs-assessment/

And https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/care/paying-for-care/financial-assessment/

NHS Continuing Care Funding assessment

https://www.carehomeselection.co.uk/factsheets/nhs-continuing-care-funding-assessment/

Commentary on the difficulties of care assessments

https://www.communitycare.co.uk/2018/09/26/funding-panel-policies-testing-limits-care-act/

The Care Act: assessment and eligibility

https://www.scie.org.uk/care-act-2014/assessment-and-eligibility/

How the Care Act 2014 will shape assessment and support planning – a legal opinion

https://www.communitycare.co.uk/2014/02/27/care-act-2014-will-shape-assessment-support-planning-legal-opinion/

For more information on finance and benefits, please see entries on the Local Autism Directory.

Social Care Institute for Excellence

This training package looks at the techniques and skills that care workers and social workers need to support people with autism and help them achieve their goals. The link will take users directly to the page with two Autism films on it.

http://www.scie.org.uk/socialcaretv/topic.asp?t=workingwithpeoplewithautism

SCIE have also produced a guide titled SCIE’s Guide 43: Improving Access to Social Care for Adults with Autism. The link below provides access to the full guide, an at-a glance summary of it, an easy-read of the summary, and the underpinning research from the University of Sussex:

http://www.scie.org.uk/topic/careneeds/autism

This framework describes what is required for supporting autistic people in a range of settings, from those who need a basic understanding of autism, to the skills, knowledge and behaviours required of those who are experts and lead services for autistic people. Read more here.

If you want to know more about autism and local support services, it can be difficult to know where to begin. These guides have been developed to help you get started in a search for local autism information, advice and guidance. Click here to find out more.

This leaflet gives advice about how to contact your local housing advice service in any area of Hampshire. For advice about housing issues, you can contact the housing advice service at your local council.

Here are a list of useful websites:


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