Adult Autism Support Available in Lancashire

Adult Autism support available in Lancashire

Action ASD

Post diagnostic Support;

  • We are not commissioned to Care coordinate. Many misunderstanding and perception around this.
  • Diagnosis not given– Signposted to appropriate health and social care services
  • Diagnosis given– Information passed internally to the Adult Services Team
  • Post diagnostic consultation interview completed
  • Membership form needs to be completed by anyone wishing to access our Adult services
  • Currently 70 people on the waiting list for post diagnosis support. This does not include referrals for counselling and social skills group membership as these are dealt with immediately
  • Post diagnostic support would be around benefits, life skills, managing day to day life – many of these referrals are from people who have tried to get social care support and not met the criteria for this or for mental health care support – the aim is to offer 5 sessions but this is often not enough
  • Unmet need – if we can not meet the needs of the person at Action for ASD then we will signpost them to the most appropriate service/organisation/support

Adult Services;

  • Counselling agreement with Understand Autism Northwest for newly diagnosed counselling.
  • Social Care referrals made as appropriate.
  • Newly diagnosed psycho-education groups on a rolling programme – Understanding your Diagnosis (6 week course) followed by Introduction to Sensory Issues and Life Skills (6 week course)
  • PIP workshops
  • Social Skills groups at the Autism Resource Centre, Burnley and Ivy Street Community Centre in Blackburn
  • Social events and trips out in the community
  • Ladies Group
  • Carer Support group
  • Low level 1:1 support.
  • The service is funded by East Lancs CCG and Blackburn with Darwen CCG.
  • From April 2018/ March 2019 the service has had 379 new referrals and has provided 3400 support sessions through meetings, telephone and emails to old and new client

*All specific data is from May 2019

Blackburn with Darwen have their own Learning Disability and Autism Partnership boards, both of which meet on the same day.

Dates for 2019 

  • Wednesday 13 February 2019
  • Wednesday 10 April 2019
  • Wednesday 12 June 2019
  • Wednesday 14 August 2019
  • Wednesday 9 October 2019
  • Wednesday 11 December 2019

For further information and any changes please contact;

  • Carole at Care Network Hub on 01254 507255 (option 2)
  • Or email Carole at


Family/Carers groups – click here

Peer Mentor Support – click here

Social Care Assessment of Needs – click here

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