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Community Autism Support & Advice (CASA)

Independence Trust is proud to be delivering the Community Autism Support & Advice Service for Gloucestershire. The service is commissioned by Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) to provide support, advice and guidance to adults with a diagnosis of autism and their families.

For further information please contact us on 01452 317460 and ask for a member of the CASA Team.

**October 2021** We are pleased to announce the start of our new drop ins that will run bi-weekly in Cheltenham and Gloucester starting this month.  For further information please see 'News and Events'

Times of opening

The service will operate between 9.00am-17.00 Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays

We will be flexible outside these hours by providing evening and weekend support to meet the needs of the service users.

Acceptance Criteria

  • The service is for those with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Condition
  • Adults aged 18 and over
  • Young people aged 17 and over to support transition to adult services
  • Living in Gloucestershire and/or registered with a Gloucestershire G.P. or funded by NHS Gloucestershire/County Council

Referrals

We will receive referrals from:  (This is not an exhaustive list)

  • ASC Diagnostic Team
  • 2gether Community Teams
  • Self-Referrals
  • Families/circle of support
  • GP
  • Employers
  • Gloucestershire Inpatient Services
  • Community Advice, Links and Mental Health Support service
  • Community Wellbeing Service

There's 2 ways to make referrals to the CASA Service; 

Self referral

You can make a self referral by completing a Self Referral Form or by contacting one of our team. 

 

Download a Self Referral Form here

Alternatively, you can ring us on 0345 8638323 and speak to a member of the team.

Other referral

Healthcare professionals can make referrals on someone's behalf. We accept referrals from;

2gether Trust 
Adult social care
Housing, Occupational Therapy, Benefits Agency 
Other 3rd Sector (Voluntary) Organisations
GP 
Primary care services

 

Download a Referral Form here

 

What can you get from the service

  • Information, advice and guidance
  • A wide range of interventions and support
  • We can assist you to live a life where you have a choice and are included in your local community
  • Support you to reach your potential
  • Signpost to other appropriate services
  • Support you to identify areas of interest and help you to get involved
  • You can access 1:1 work with a member of the team
  • You can access Peer support where you meet with others with similar interests
  • Access to web based information
  • Access to 'My Autism Information Booklet' (Information Passport) Here

News and Events

 

 

My Autism Information Booklet

Download a copy here