Publicly funded NHS & social care services
Publicly funded NHS & social care services

Autism Service

The service is for adults who have been diagnosed with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, including Aspergers Syndrome.

Who is this service for?

Any adult of 18 years and over who has been diagnosed with an Autistic Spectrum Condition and who is funded by Bath and North East Somerset.

Or

 A young person (from 16 years) during their transition from Children’s to Adult Services who has been diagnosed with an Autistic Spectrum condition.

How does this service work / what's involved in this service?

We offer support with:

  • Completing an assessment of your health and social care needs
  • Reviewing existing service and support
  • Completing Carers Assessments and providing advice to carers
  • Providing advice and guidance on issues around benefits, housing, employment, education and training
  • Providing information and signposting to appropriate services
  • Setting up personal budgets and assisting you to find an appropriate service

How do I access this service?

You can refer yourself to the service or a professional involved in your care can refer you.

We are only able to provide case management support and therefore we are unable to provide diagnoses.

If you would like to be considered for a diagnosis you would need to obtain agreement from your GP to access BASS @ Bath and North East Somerset Diagnostic Service. Please see the ‘Useful Links’ section for a website address, or email awp.bassinbanes@nhs.net for more info.

Once you have been referred to the service, a letter will be sent to you acknowledging receipt of the referral.

A member of the team will later contact you to arrange an appointment to complete a Community Care Assessment of your needs.

For more information about what happens after diagnosis, please click here or download the appropriate leaflet from our downloads section on the right of this page.

What does this service cost?

If you are eligible for social care services under the Care Act 2014 you will need a financial assessment and may have to make a financial contribution towards the cost of your care (this would be in line with Bath and North East Somerset council’s financial assessment policy).

In what areas is this service available?

We currently offer this service in the Bath & North East Somerset area.

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Locations

St. Martin's Hospital
Phone:
01225 831 566
Fax:
01225 833 813
Location:
St. Martin's Hospital
Clara Cross Lane
Bath
BA2 5RP
Open:
Monday - Friday
9.00am - 5.00pm

Downloads

Useful Links

Other Services in ‘Learning Disabilities and Autism’