Autism and Adult Team

Provider: Cambridgeshire Adult Social Care



0345 045 5202


Local Authority Service

Age range:

18 - 25


The team support people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who may be considered vulnerable in their communities, but do not have another diagnosis. This would mean their needs could be met by other teams - for example, physical disability, learning disability, mental health or drug and alcohol teams.

The team will support young adults from the age of 18 until a time suitable to them as an individual when they will transfer to a long term Physical Disability Care Manager or remain with the AAT. This is likely to be (but not automatically) at the end of formal education.

For young people who do not need social care before the age 18, and there is a likelihood that they may need support from adult social care, the team will start discussions and planning for adulthood at an appropriate point with the young person and their family/carer from the age of 16 as part of their Education Health and Care Plan. The team will facilitate the development of a support plan that meets a person’s assessed eligible needs, promotes independence and meets identified outcomes. Services could include signposting to voluntary agencies in the community, referrals to National Autistic Society Support Workers, Assistive Technology, support in the person's own home, supporting carers, social isolation, supported living and residential and nursing home placements if appropriate.
This service is provided by Cambridgeshire County Council.


Young people aged 18 and over with diagnosis of ASD and who may be vulnerable in their communities. Following an assessment, level of need is measured against national criteria set by the Care Act 2014.
Find out more about eligibility


Referral is via the Cambridgeshire County Council Contact Centre on 0345 045 5202.


Contacting the team for advice and information and completion of a social care assessment or carers assessment is free of charge. Depending on your financial situation, there may be a contribution towards the cost of a service; a financial assessment is completed to identify this.

Opening days / times
Monday 8.45AM - 5.20PM
Tuesday 8.45AM - 5.20PM
Wednesday 8.45AM - 5.20PM
Thursday 8.45AM - 5.20PM
Friday 8.45AM - 4.25PM

Opening times

All Year

Services by the same provider

Shared Lives: Day opportunities and accommodation support for vulnerable adults and older people, Sensory Services, Physical Disability Team , Learning Disability Partnership Young Adults Team (LDPYA), Day Opportunities for Older People - Victoria Lodge, Wisbech, Day Opportunities for Older People - Bedford House, Ely, Day Opportunities for Older People - The Birches, Cambridge, Day Opportunities for Older People - Ditchburn Day Centre, Cambridge, Day Opportunities for Adults with Learning Disabilities - Tennyson Lodge, March, Day Opportunities for Adults with Learning Disabilities - Ely Community Centre, Day Opportunities for Adults with Learning Disabilities - Horizon, Cambridge, Day Opportunities for Adults with Learning Disabilities - Huntingdon Community Centre, St Luke’s accommodation services, Financial Assessment Team, Cambridgeshire Learning Disability Partnership (LDP)

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Last updated on

06 Jan 2016 14:57
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