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The National Autistic Society

National Autistic Society

Details of the individual or group of people that you provide services to

People with autism who may also have other conditions such as learning disabilities, mental health problems, physical disabilities.

Description of your service

Central Scotland services currently provide supported living and outreach support.

Outreach is a flexible service that can range from a few hours a week to providing support for someone one a daily basis; this can be within their own home, their local community or support within a further or higher education environment.  The service supports people to participate in activities that will further their independence and build on their confidence and self-esteem. 

Our service is tailored to people's needs, so support may be long term or short term. Our aim is always to help people to live as self-sufficiently as possible. We offer support to people in:

  • the community
  • a university, college or employment setting

Individual packages we currently provide include support with:

  • goal setting and monitoring
  • general issues relating to an ASD Diagnosis
  • strategies to keep safe
  • maintaining relationships with family and friends
  • active participation in the local community  
  • independent living skills and household management skills such as planning and budgeting
  • developing social skills
  • creating and maintaining social relationships

Our supported living services provides structured support to enable the individuals to live as independent a life as possible, providing support with day to day living tasks as well as support to access leisure and community based activities.

The level of support we deliver to each person is determined by an in-depth, person-centred assessment and agreed between the person themselves, their family and the local authority or other purchaser. The care plan is reviewed regularly to ensure that the person with autism remains firmly at the centre of everything we do.

The types of outcomes that the service can support individuals to achieve include the following:

  • Structured support to enable individuals to live as independent a life as possible
  • Support with day to day living tasks to enable an individual to learn and develop their skills
  • Support to explore and access opportunities for social and leisure activities, education, and employment
  • To develop independent travel skills

Availability of your service

The service operates all year round, 24 hours per day.  The ethos and set up of the service promotes independence, in that people their hours of support based on their individual needs.  Therefore the service does not operate a fixed or rolling rota system as the people we support choose their hours of support on a month to month basis.

Hourly rate


Most recent Care Inspectorate grades

  • Quality of care and support 4 Good
  • Quality of staffing 4 Good
  • Quality of management and leadership 4 Good

Last Inspection date - 14th December 2015


For further information about grading please see the Care Inspectorate website.


The National Autistic Society

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