Autism and Adult Team

Provider: Cambridgeshire Adult Social Care

Details

Telephone:

0345 045 5202

Type:

Local Authority Service

Age range:

18 - 25

Description

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.

Eligibility

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

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

Costs

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
DayTime
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

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Last updated on

06 Jan 2016 14:57
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