Wirral Autistic Society’s Community Health and Wellbeing team won the award for the Most Outstanding Adult Services at The Autism Professionals Awards in Harrogate last night.
The awards were established to recognise and reward services and professionals who are leading the way in innovative autism practice and making a real difference to the lives of people with autism in the UK.
The judges said “The Community Health and Wellbeing Team at Wirral Autistic Society provides outstanding adult services which significantly improve the quality of life for people with autism. Service users can participate in a huge range of activities including rock climbing, canoeing, narrow boating, horse riding, cycling, camping and hiking. They can work towards Duke of Edinburgh or John Muir awards and join volunteer groups working on environmental projects. The impacts include increased health, fitness, self-esteem and confidence and decreased social isolation.”
The judges commented this was an outstanding nomination. A totally thriving and busy project with a committed team working in a valuable and important therapeutic area: physical exercise. Supporting individuals to stay healthy and improve communication and collaborating with research is incredibly important. This is a truly innovative project with a widespread impact.