Lancashire & South Cumbria FT: The Autism Outreach Team - Supporting Autistic Adults at Risk of Admission to Mental Health Inpatient and Specialist Hospital Settings

The team is a new service specifically focused on supporting autistic adults who are at risk of admission to mental health and specialist hospital settings. It offers assessment, support and active signposting directly to autistic people and their families and carers where appropriate. The team also works closely with community mental health Home Treatment Teams and other services to ensure they are aware of the individual’s autism diagnosis, what it means to them, and the reasonable adjustments they can make.

The judges felt this was an area of work that is often well recognised but is often not prioritised. They felt this is a great project that clearly had such a positive benefit for a vulnerable and often excluded cohort of patients. 

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