Every month in Warrington MacIntyre hosts the ‘Autism Family Group’ event for family members of an adult relative with autism. The group offers peer support to others, signposting, a listening ear and a wealth of experience. It is a great place to meet other family members who are sharing a similar journey There is always a hot drink on offer, freshly baked cakes by one of the family members and a warm welcome to anyone who would like to attend. New family members are also made welcome.
There are occasional guests invited to the Family Group such as a ‘Care Act Advocate’ who gave a talk to family members about their rights under the Care Act. Two family members who attend the group also feed into the Warrington LD and Autism Joint Partnership Board Meetings held by Warrington Borough Council where it gives family members opportunity to have their say locally.
The Autism Family Group meet once a month on a Thursday evening. It is hosted at MacIntyre’s centre at 50 Mersey Street, Warrington, WA1 2AY. The next meeting will be on Thursday 24 September 2015.
For more information please contact Andrea Parr, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 01925 234443