Accessing Autism Together’s services

We accept enquiries for support from individuals, their family member or carer. Prior to making enquiries for support you should contact your local authority to ask them to complete a Care Act Assessment so they can see what kind of support you need and if they will help to fund it.

How to get funding in your local area

Liverpool

For information how to get help from social services, choosing somewhere to live, information and help with community support and getting out and about (travel passes, applying for a blue badge, etc) visit Liverpool Council’s adult social care webpage.

For help in accessing social care

On the Adult Social Care webpage select the ‘Getting Help’ icon, or click here. This page has information about eligibility and what to expect from a care needs assessment.

An online support enquiry can be made by clicking this link. Or you can call to request a support enquiry on 0151 233 3800.

Someone will get back in touch following an online or telephone enquiry to arrange a needs assessment.

Wirral

For information about adult social care in Wirral, please visit this webpage.

Follow the link to find out about adult support. There is a variety of support available to help people stay independent and get the most out of life.

To decide on the best support for you, you must first carry out a needs assessment.

A needs assessment is free of charge and will identify your specific needs. You can do this for yourself or on behalf of someone you know and will allow us to determine what help you may need.

Once the assessment is completed you’ll be given immediate information about relevant services, advice and guidance.

Cheshire West & Chester

Individuals and families in the Cheshire West & Chester area who are seeking help accessing social care should visit the council’s dedicated page.

For specific information about making a referral and eligibility follow this link.

To request a Needs Assessment, call 0300 123 7034. Someone will call back to arrange coming out to complete an assessment.

Other authorities

Please contact your local council for more information, or look for ‘Adult Social Care’ on their website.

Once a needs assessment has been completed, the following steps take place:

PATHWAY TO ACCESS OUR SERVICES

1The prospective individual and their family/carers will be invited to visit the Autism Together service that is most relevant to them.

2They will be given a tour of our facilities, relevant to their needs, conducted by a member of the Admissions team and/or a service manager, and given any further information they might need.

3 If, following the initial meeting, all parties feel that Autism Together’s services might be the right setting for the autistic person, a full assessment will take place and a recommendation made to the purchaser (usually the local authority). If Autism Together feels a placement would not be appropriate, we will feedback the reasons for our decision.

4If a suitable placement is available in the relevant service, a formal offer is made in writing to the local authority.

5If a placement with Autism Together is recommended but currently unavailable, the option exists for the individual to be placed on a waiting list or choose to explore other service providers external to Autism Together.

6Once a start date has been agreed, Autism Together will begin to put a person-centred support package and care plan in place.