New Autism Advice Service for Royal Sutton Coldfield

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

Time: 10:30am

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:

September

14th  Holland House Children’s Centre

October

2nd Mere Green Hub

12th Walmley Social Club

31st Banners Gate Community Centre

November

16th Holland House Children’s Centre

21st Mere Green Hub

December

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 info@autismwestmidlands.org.uk 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