The Deputy Mayor, Councillor Derrick Griffin will be meeting some of the parents who will make good use of a new Autism support group service provided by Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council.
Date: 11th September
Where: Our Place, The Hub, 1&2 South Cottage, Farthing Lane, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1RN
Parents and carers in Sutton Coldfield will now be able to access, one to one autism advice sessions in the area, funded by Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council and run by Autism West Midlands.
Two advice sessions will be provided per month in different locations, on a bi-monthly basis in each ward. Residents of Sutton Coldfield will be able to book a 45 minute, one to one appointment offering advice and guidance around autism, free of charge.
The location details for each session are below and run from 09:30am – 2:30pm on:
14th Holland House Children’s Centre
2nd Mere Green Hub
12th Walmley Social Club
31st Banners Gate Community Centre
16th Holland House Children’s Centre
21st Mere Green Hub
5th Banners Gate Community Centre
14th Walmley Social Club
Consultation carried out with residents earlier in the year highlighted the need for this style of service. A number of pilots were also carried out by Autism West Midlands to confirm the need from our community.
Councillor Griffin, Deputy Mayor of Royal Sutton Coldfield commented; “We’re working hard to make our Town an Autism friendly place and providing support like this on a one to one basis to parents and carers is a key step on this journey. It’s making advice more local and accessible to our residents on a more frequent basis.”
The Town Council is funding Autism West Midlands to provide the service. Phil Middlewood, the CEO of Autism West Midlands commented; “Thanks to the Town Council we can bring our service to Sutton Coldfield and provide much needed support to families affected by Autism.”
Councillor Louise Passey also commented; “As part of the Autism Strategy and my work as Autism Champion I am delighted that the Town Council has been able to commission a new services for children and families to access. It is a clear demonstration that we are committed to being inclusive in our Royal Town.”
Bookings can be made via email firstname.lastname@example.org or via the helpline 0303 0300 111. You will be able to find details of future sessions via the Autism West Midland web site www.autismwestmidlands.org.uk