Autism Slough Partnership Board

The adult autism strategy says it is essential that adults with autism and parents/carers are involved in the development of local services. It therefore recommends the setting up of local autism partnership boards (APBs), or a similar mechanism, that "brings together different organisations, services and stakeholders locally and sets a clear direction for improved services". (6.11-6.13).’Fulfilling and Rewarding Lives‘ The strategy for adults with autism in England, Department of Health, (2010)

The Autism Slough Partnership Board was set up to make sure that all of the actions in the Local Joint Autism Strategy (Joining the Dots 2014 – 2017) and its accompanying action plan happen.

Many other things are discussed at the partnership board to help make services better for adults with autism in Slough. The Board meets quarterly (every 3 months), sometimes we use action groups help the Board to do its work.

The wide ranging knowledge of people on the Board help us to look at the needs of people with Autistic Spectrum Conditions and to create appropriate services, these currently include:

  • adults with Autistic Spectrum Conditions
  • parents of people with Autistic Spectrum Conditions
  • staff from Children and Families Services (Children's Disability Team, Education, Psychological Services, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
  • staff from Adult Social Care (Adult Social Care Access Team, Mental Health, Learning Disability Services and the Community Team for Adults with Learning Disability (CTPLD)
  • professionals and practitioners form Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust – Frimley Health and local Care Commissioning Group representatives
  • Slough Borough Council's Housing Department
  • Berkshire Autistic Society
  • National Autistic Society
  • staff from local schools and college
  • specialist support providers
  • Employability
  • Job Centre Plus
  • advocacy services and groups.

We also invite professionals from other neighbouring boroughs, the Criminal Justice Service, Drug And Alcohol Team, Emergency services including Police and Fire services.

To feed into the partnership board, there will be an advocacy run group for people with aspergers and autism spectrum condition to be able to give their views, this is called Spectrum Slough.

Autism Slough Partnership Board terms of reference.

Minutes and agendas

2015

Contacts

Slough Autism Practice Lead
CTPLD.Duty@slough.gov.uk
01753690860

Autism Slough Partnership Board
autismpb@slough.gov.uk

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Autism Slough Partnership Board

Address
CTPLD Duty Team
Slough Borough Council
1st Floor West, St Martins Place
51 Bath Road, Slough SL1 3U