Autistic Hackney residents are working with the local council and NHS on a new plan to improve services for autistic people. Have your say by joining the Hackney Autism Alliance's user engagement & consultation work group. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Amanda at Healthwatch Hackney on 020 7923 8188 to find out more and tell us how you want to get involved.
City and Hackney Health and Wellbeing Board
Autism Alliance Strategy Partnership Board
Purpose: to drive and oversee development and implementation of Hackney Autism Strategy
Status: set up by Hackney Council with formal Cabinet approval
Chairs: Director of Adult Social Care and an autistic Hackney resident
Reps: autistic Hackney residents, POWhER learning disabilities forum, carers, City and Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group, East London Foundation Trust, CAMHS Alliance, London Borough of Hackney (including workforce development, adult social care, housing), Hackney Learning Trust, disabled children’s social care, Hackney CVS, Peter Bedford, Healthwatch Hackney, London Borough of Hackney Housing, Volunteering Matters, Metropolitan Police Hackney, Public Health, DWP
Frequency: meets every two months
Reporting to: City and Hackney Wellbeing Board
Learning and development work group
Chair: Terry Cocklin (London Borough of Hackney Workforce Development)
Currently looking at training and ‘communications cards’.
Has autistic reps.
User engagement and consultation work group
Chair: Amanda Elliot (Healthwatch Hackney)
Supporting autistic & carer reps, engagement principles and communications.
Mainly autistic and carer reps. More welcome.
Service planning work group
Chair: Toni Dawodu (Head of Special Educational Needs and Disability)
Looking at transition from children’s to adult services and other service gaps.
Needs autistic reps.
Identification and diagnostic work group
Chair: Greg Condon (Clinical Commissioning Group Mental Health Programme Board)
Working on ways people are diagnosed.
Has autistic and carer reps.