Signposting - Support for families - Support for your child - The Wiltshire Autism Hub


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Section: Signposting

Subsection: Signposting - Support for families - Support for your child

The Wiltshire Autism Hub

Wiltshire Service Users’ Network ([WSUN]) was formed in 1991 by people who use health and social services, to promote user involvement and support people to have a voice.

Their Wiltshire Autism Hub Service can provide information and support to Autistic adults across Wiltshire (aged 18+). The three-year project (which started in January 2020) is funded by the National Lottery through the National Lottery Community Fund.

The Main areas of support:

  • Mentoring – One to one support to navigate life in a neuro-typical world, this can be particularly important at times of transition such as going to university, change of relationships, moving house or starting a job.
  • Post-diagnostic support, which will include working with other organisations
  • Peer Support –This will be provided by other people with an Autism Spectrum Condition and who have lived experience
  • Signposting and information
  • Support with claiming benefits, and with challenging benefits decisions
  • Autism awareness training for frontline staff and employers – delivered in partnership with autistic people
  • Independent Travel training –Support is tailored to the individual and will take the form of one to one support by way of a travel supporter. The travel supporter will accompany the person on the journey of their choice until they become confident.
  • They can work on skills like planning a journey, road safety, telling the time, using money or a bus pass and help to build confidence.
  • Support Groups
  • Counselling

If you would like more information about these services or you would like to refer someone for support, please contact WSUN office on 01380 871800 or email them on