Social and communication needs including autism - support services
Social Communication Needs (SCN) family support service
The London Borough of Bromley is committed to providing support to all families with children (0-25) presenting with Social Communication Needs (SCN), including autism. In 2022, a new service was created. The SCN family support service co-ordinator offers signposting to:
- A range of resources which seek to improve and develop parental knowledge of social communication needs and autism.
- Offers a telephone helpline which can understand your needs and provide guidance and signposting.
- Regular coffee morning/afternoons to provide a network of support for families. Topics led from attendees and professional guest speakers to hear from and talk to.
- Referral route to Bromley Mencap’s Specialist Autism Family Support Service.
The aim of both services is to ensure that children with SCN including autism and their families feel supported at home, in education and in their community.
The SCN family support service sits within the Bromley Children Project, which is a borough wide service that supports families living in Bromley.
Contact: Monday to Thursday 9.30am- 2pm (Aim to respond within 48 hours).
Telephone: 0208 461 7697
Bromley Mencap – Specialist Autism Family support service
. Working intensively for up to 12 weeks with families. The specialist service is delivered by two experienced autism family support workers and offers:
- Short term intensive support to families who have several queries and areas of need.
- A clear action plan written in conjunction with the family to note key issues and goals, and timescales for resolution.
- Support could be specifically related to the child’s needs or to the family situation, for example, help with welfare benefit claims and housing. All support will be tailored to the needs of each family.
More information about the Bromley Mencap service
Bromley Well autism support service for young people aged 16+
An Autism specific support service for young people aged 16+. Providing support and information on various topics.
With regular events and weekly peer support activities. Plus providing monthly face-to-face workshops in community venues which are also available through video conferencing.
Find out more about this service at Bromley Well 16+ Autism support.
CASPA (Community Autistic Support, Pride and Advocacy)
CASPA is a charity providing support to autistic children, young people, adults and their families.