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Online advice to form regular part of support services

As a result of our experiences of providing workshops, virtual Home Visits and other support online during the coronavirus pandemic, we are planning to offer them in future alongside face-to-face services. A number of the people taking part have told us that, due to normal family or work commitments, they found it difficult to access
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Coronavirus: Contact DWP if you get benefits review forms

Our Benefits Service is advising anyone who receives forms in the post about a benefit reassessment during the coronavirus lockdown to contact the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) straight away. Although reassessments for Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Personal Independence Payment (PIP, Employment & Support Allowance (ESA) and heath checks for Universal Credit have been
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Coronavirus: Benefits Service still here to help online and by phone

Our Benefits Service advisers Kevin Jackson and Carrie Steers are still available to help autistic people and their families with applications and appeals during the coronavirus shutdown. As they cannot meet clients face-to-face at our office in Reading or at Shelter’s office in Slough for the time being, they are offering advice by phone and
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Understanding Your Rights workshops look at benefit applications and employment advice

Autism Berkshire’s benefits expert Kevin Jackson is now running a series of free Understanding Your Rights workshops, looking at benefits and how to apply, and employment support for young people and adults. They are held at Autism Berkshire’s office in Reading and the next workshop, on Monday, August 12, from 10am to noon, is aimed
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Reading parents can find out about massage therapy and support services at special event

Autism Berkshire is delighted to be able to give parents and carers of autistic children living in Reading the opportunity to hear about support available from Brighter Futures for Children, which now runs children’s services for the borough council, and to meet specialist massage and sensory therapist Sophie Webster. Sophie, who works with autistic pupils
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Get free advice at start of benefits application process

Due to high demand for help with benefits applications from our expert adviser Kevin Jackson and to better reflect the costs of providing the Benefits Service, we are making some changes to what help is available free of charge and which benefit advice and support services require payment of fees. We will continue to provide free help to autistic people and
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Special drop-in benefits advice session for autistic adults and carers in Slough

Autistic adults and parents and family members who act as carers to people with autism living in Slough will be able to get advice about benefits applications at a special drop-in session next Wednesday, February 14. Our benefits expert Kevin Jackson will be available to offer advice about eligibility and applications or appeals, at the
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Advice service in Slough for parents, carers and autistic adults expands as part of SPACE project

Autism Berkshire is delighted to be able to offer an enhanced advice service for 2018 to autistic adults and to parents and carers of children with autism living in Slough, as part of the SPACE (Slough Prevention Alliance Community Engagement) scheme.   SPACE brings together more than 40 local charities and organisations, led by Slough Council for Voluntary Services, to provide residents of the Borough
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Free Pre-Assessment Workshop places available at six venues across Berkshire

Free places are available at forthcoming pre-assessment workshops for parents and carers of children aged 5+ who are on the Berkshire CAMHS waiting list for an autism assessment. The workshops offer advice and strategies to help families while they wait for an appointment, including: A look at autism and sensory issues Ideas to help communication and
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