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Update - January 2018
Telford Autism Hub continues to provide information, advice and guidance to people over the aged of 16 living with autism.
It is important for our clients to have access to a person centred approach. We have high expectation of our clients and utilise support networks to enable and empower each as an individual.
From 1st January, Telford Autism hub is further supporting our clients to access other services and engage in an all areas of independence.
We continue to provide assessments for those who request a diagnosis of autism. For those people accessing the diagnostic pathway the Friday hub is available throughout that time.
For those who have previously attended the Friday hub, we are supporting through person centred plans to engage and to move on to access a fuller network of support within the community. The first steps have seen a group of regular attendees now meeting on a Friday at a café in Wellington.
Telford Autism hub will continue to provide monthly meetings, usually a social activity (led by the group) and specialist workshops/speakers. Everyone, current and future clients are welcome to access these bespoke opportunities.
Telford Autism hub is holding a market place event on Friday 19th January to showcase the many opportunities available within the community.
We at Telford Autism hub value our clients as an individual, we see strengths in everyone and continue to see our clients achieve new and exciting opportunities.
We have recently supported 6 of our clients into volunteer work placements. We have been working with clients individually supporting them to remain in meaningful employment. 2 of our clients have recently moved one step closer to independent living. These are all huge achievements of which we are very proud.
We want to thank our peer support volunteers for their hard work, STACS carers group for their continued support. Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group for allowing us the pleasure of delivering such an important and amazing project locally in Telford.
World Autism Awareness Week - W/C 27th March 2017
Telford Autism Hub (LNL) will be hosting a few events that week to raise awareness in the community . Listed Below
Monday 27/3/2017 - Promotional Stand at Citizens Advice 10am till 12pm
Tuesday 28/3/2017- Promotional Stand at Telford Job Centre 10am till 12pm
Wednesday 29/3/2017- Promotional Stand at Dean Street within Telford Town Centre 9am till 6pm
Thursday 30/3/2017 - 5 mile Sponsored Walk Glebe centre to Apley woods and back - Lunch at Apley arms
Friday 31/3/2017 - World Autism Awareness coffee morning (service users plus invited VIPS ) Alex Lowery - doing a talk about his life with autism - 11am
The Welfare Reform and Work Act (2016) introduces some changes to the benefit cap. These changes, which will take effect in autumn 2016, include changes to the benefit cap levels to £23,000 a year for couples with or without children and lone parents and £15,410 for single people without children in Greater London, and £20,000 and £13,400 respectively for those groups elsewhere in Great Britain. They also include additional exemptions for recipients of Guardian’s Allowance, Carer’s Allowance and Universal Credit claimants who receive payments towards carer’s costs.
For more information about the benefit cap changes please visit www.Gov.UK/benefit-cap
Winter Fuel Payment
Winter Fuel Payment is a lump-sum payment to provide help with your fuel bills. To be eligible for winter 2016/17 you need to be born on or before 5 May 1953 and normally resident in Great Britain or Northern Ireland.
If you live in an eligible European Economic Area (EEA) country or Switzerland you may also be entitled to a Winter Fuel Payment. This is subject to you having a genuine and sufficient link to the UK Social Security System.
You can find the most up-to-date and detailed information about Winter Fuel Payments on GOV.UK which answers approximately 98% of Winter Fuel questions. The information covers:
If you do not get State Pension or any other benefit from DWP you will need to make a claim.
For those getting State Pension or any other benefit from DWP you will automatically get your payment.
Currently, many organisations ask customers to phone DWP for queries about Winter Fuel Payments. Recent improvements to GOV.UK mean we would recommend you consider asking customers to go to GOV.UK first. This gives customers the ability to access this information any time, 24/7. Go to GOV.UK and search for “Winter Fuel Payment” to see for yourself how useful the content is.
Listen Not Label News (January 2017 )
Our diagnostic pathway for Telford & Wrekin Commenced July 2016 and has enabled 60 NEW people between July to December to access our services.
39 of these adults require a ASD assessment and are going through the pathway and awaiting confirmation of a diagnosis.
We are also providing post diagnostic support as identified in the service users personalised care plan. Which enables us to signpost service users to appropriate support networks .
Our aim is to enable adults to achieve their identified aspirations , be it independent living, volunteering in the community , gaining meaningful employment etc, maintaining their health and well being.
We still have a weekly Friday hub which opens from 10am till 1pm , this has proved a very welcomed activity. Service users meet and make new friends and many a week we have witnessed them going off into town having a bite of lunch together . We have guest speakers attend talking about topics of interest to majority of the group. And we have a social evening last Thursday of every month whereby we go for a meal or ten pin bowling.
So if you are diagnosed with Autism or think you may have this condition and 16+ give us a member of our team a call , and lets see how we can help telephone 01952 916109