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Support Groups: Independent Living

Connection/Bucks Floating Support

Provides support regarding independent living skills for young people aged 18-30 who are not eligible for adult social care services.

Aimed specifically at adults with autism:

  • At risk of social isolation
  • Have mental health issues

Referrals
Referrals are via:

  • Social workers
  • Connexions
  • ASB officers
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

Hub Care Support
The Hub Care Support Ltd Specialise in helping people find the best possible care and support provided by high quality accredited Personal Assistants at an affordable price.
01494 774 888. http://hubcaresupport.co.uk/personal_assistant

Connect2PA

http://www.connect2pa.co.uk/ email: info@connect2pa.co.uk

Telecare Buckinghamshire County Council

Telecare equipment can help people live independently or access the community.

01296 383774 telecare@buckscc.gov.uk

http://www.careadvicebuckinghamshire.org/s4s/WhereILive/Council?pageId=1144

Journey Assistant Card

Cards that say”I have a hidden disability”. There are many different ones.

http://www.arrivabus.co.uk/travel-help-and-accessibility/how-to-obtain-assistance-cards/

Information and Advice

www.bucksfamilyinfo.org.uk

Emotional Support

Local

  • Youth Concern Aylesbury – www.youthconcern.org.uk
  • Mind (Buckinghamshire) – www.bucksmind.org.uk
  • Healthy Minds Bucks – www.healthymindsbucks.nhs.uk
  • Time to Talk Youth Counselling – www.timetotalk.org.uk

National

  • Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition – www.cypmhc.org.uk
  • Young Minds – www.youngminds.org.uk

The National Autistic Society

Has an Autism Services Directory, the UK’s most comprehensive directory of services and support for young people on the autism spectrum, their families and people who work with them.

http://www.autism.org.uk/directory.aspx

Other helpful information
MatesNdates
Dating site for people with learning disabilities 01993899980
http://www.matesndates.org.uk

Meetups

Large number of groups and interest. www.meetup.com

Spectrum Singles.

Dating & social media website for people on the spectrum. www.spectrumsingles.com

New Cap Debt Centre –
This is based at Kings Church in High Wycombe and supports people in debt. CAP have debt support workers, money courses and job clubs around Buckinghamshire and it is free to the service user. You, or the person needing support, can contact the High Wycombe base on 0800 328 0006 to book appointment or get more info about the service. It is free to call from mobiles and landlines.

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