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Council launches consultation to help further support residents with autism

Council launches consultation to help further support residents with autism

01 July 2020
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Wokingham Borough Council’s Adult Social Care (ASC) team are still very much at the forefront of the response to the Covid-19 pandemic, providing vital health care support to all our vulnerable residents across the borough and have today announced the launch of an eight week online consultation that will help shape its new autism strategy.


The consultation, which is being carried out in partnership with local charity Promise Inclusion, will take place via the council website and aims to ensure that residents with autism are offered same opportunities as other residents across the borough. 


“We welcome the council’s consultation which offers a great opportunity to hear directly from local residents with autism across the borough and their carers about how we can continue to best support them to live healthy, active and independent lives” said Mary Durman, Chief Executive Officer at Promise Inclusion.


The council is offering residents living with autism and their families an opportunity to share their thoughts on what is currently available and the improvements they would like the see.


“Throughout the current crisis our Adult Social Care Team have continued to support out most vulnerable residents, enabling them to live healthy, active and independent lives by securing the support they need to live their lives to the fullest. We are looking to deliver a strategy that has vulnerable residents at its heart, connecting people, places and services in the community”, said Cllr Charles Margetts, executive member for health, wellbeing and adult services.


“This is a time of great change in the delivery of health and social care service, both locally and nationally and our in-depth consultations, with key partners and residents, will help us to deliver a co-produced strategy with our residents, leading the way in helping us to bridge the gaps with services that they think are important for them and their carers”.


To take part in the consultation which closes on 31st August, please visit the www.wokingham.gov.uk and search consultations. If you require assistance completing the survey please speak to your service provider or contact Promise Inclusion at Projects@wokinghammencap.org or 0300 777 8539. 

 

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