February 12, 2018

wessexAutism Wessex, Dorset, UK – has launched new database for individuals with autism.

The aim of the database is to log information on demographics, use of social care services, benefits and types of housing. The information that is gathered will be shared with health, social care and voluntary organisations anonymously.

Advocacy Services Manager at Autism Wessex, Karen Wilmshurst, said:

“The database was launched around six months ago and while we have had a good take-up so far, we still need far more people aged 16 and over to register so that we can get a really clear idea of what services we can develop to make a real difference.”

The Dorset Echo reports that Nigel Harris, who is on the board of the pan-Dorset Autistic Spectrum Condition Partnership, was one of the first people to register.

He said:

“The autistic community being noticed is crucial if today’s limited funds and resources are to be channeled into supporting us, and into supporting us in the right way.”

The database has been funded by a two-year grant from the NHS and Autism Wessex will maintain the database on its secure servers.

To sign up to the database, visit autismwessex.org.uk/database

The original article by Rachel Stretton in the Dorset Echo can be read here

 

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