Have your say on our area's new Autism stategy

Your views are wanted on new plans on how to support autistic children, young people and adults in Peterborough over the next five years.
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The All-Age Autism Strategy for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has been published and sets out the goals and priorities for supporting autistic people of all ages from now until 2026.

And local people are invited to read the proposals and give their views in a public consultation, which launched this week.

Our Healthwatch has been involved in shaping the plan and shared the views and lived experiences of autistic people in our area through our Autistic Voices Report published in May.

The new strategy spells out how:

  • Local authorities and health commissioners want to provide services and give support for autistic people of all ages – children, young people and adults.
  • Autistic people and their families and carers will be included in developing services and making decisions.
  • Organisations and local partners can work together to make life better for autistic people in our area.
  • Training and awareness will be a priority so that services such as health and social care better understand autistic people's needs – and how to adjust to best help them.

Read more

The full All Age Autism Strategy proposals are on the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) website.

There is also a summary document and an Easy Read version.

Find out more

How to give your views

After reading the plans, you can share your views in a number of ways.

Email your views to: autismstrategyconsultation@peterborough.gov.uk

By telephone: 01733 863730

If you want the documents in other languages or formats, email the CCG at capccg.contact@nhs.net

The closing date for responses is Tuesday 19 October 2021.

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