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Volunteers needed to help improve services in Berkshire for people with autism and learning difficulties

The Berkshire Transforming Care Partnership wants carers and family members of people who use its autism and learning disabilities services to help improve provision across the county.

The partnership plans to appoint new volunteer members to each of its projects groups working on health and social care provision from the NHS and councils, which look at Autism, Employment and Occupation, Primary Care and Health and Social Care workforce matters.

They would like to hear from people who have lived experience of caring for or living with someone with either autism and/or a learning disability and behaviours that challenge, who wants to share their experience, knowledge and expertise.

As members of the project groups, the volunteers will work directly with the officials who design and implement new services and advise the partnership’s programme board. Volunteers will have the chance to provide input, feedback and suggestions on plans for service changes and their implementation.

Potential volunteers must live in Berkshire, be available to attend group meetings on a monthly basis, be organised and committed to working with the project groups, and be a strong communicator.

The roles are unpaid but out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed.

Letters of application must be submitted by email to no later than midnight on Thursday, January 12, with interviews being held in Reading in the week starting on Monday, February 6.

Click here for full details of the application process, click here for a full description of the role and click here for details of terms of voluntary appointments with the partnership.