Campbell Main from West Huntspill founded the group Pride of Autism Somerset to support people with autism. He believes that receiving such a prestigious award will help him to promote its important work.
Mr Main has been awarded the Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Chairman’s Award for 2013.
Stephen Ladyman who is the Trusts Chairman said at the Awards Ceremony says
“Autistic people and their carers struggle to identify and access resources and assistance. They often have to engage with numerous agencies and individuals and sometimes information and easy to understand ‘signposts’ seem to be in short supply.” (The Bridgewater Mercury Newspaper)
Mr Campbell campaigns for services for autistic people in the county and helps to ensure that their needs are recognised.
Mr Campbell has also helped to provide support and information through the services website. He is quoted as saying,
“I was very surprised to receive this award but I see it as a way to promote the case for better understanding of this condition.”
The original article from the Bridgewater Mercury can be read here.