In the coming weeks, a new project linked to Leeds Autism AIM and Yorkshire Autism AIM services will launch in the Bradford, Airedale and Wharfedale and Craven areas. Bradford and Craven Autism AIM is a new pilot project, working with autistic adults who get little or no funded support.
The project will be free to access and, initially, will offer three distinct services. It will have a Health Access Project, supporting autistic adults in the Bradford and Craven districts to access GP services, communicate their healthcare needs and access one-to-one peer support.
Bradford and Craven Autism AIM will also offer one-to-one peer support for adults who are diagnosed as autistic. There will be up to four one-to-one appointments per person, per year for anyone who requests them.
The Yorkshire Autism AIM service will be running regular mental health-focused peer support groups for autistic adults in Bradford too. There will be two run per month – one online and the other in person. This will be launched later on when staff are in place to help facilitate the groups.
This service will have its own Autism Hub, where weekly sessions and one-to-one support will be provided. The venue will be confirmed in due course, but will be in or close to Bradford City Centre.
The service has a website, which can be found at https://bradfordautismaim.org.uk. In addition to that, there is an online referral form, which can be completed at this link: https://tinyurl.com/bradfordaimref.
Who is the service for?
It is for adults (aged 18 and over) who are diagnosed as autistic who live in the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council and Craven District Council areas. This includes Bradford itself, Keighley, Shipley, Skipton, Bingley, Baildon, Ilkley and Settle.
If you have any enquiries about the new service, please email the team at [email protected].