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Portsmouth businesses pledge to make themselves autism-friendly by supporting Autism Hour

Portsmouth businesses are marking Autism Hour over the next few days as they pledge to make themselves more autism-friendly. Set up by the National Autistic Society Autism Hour is an effort to show what an autistic-friendly experience could be.  Research by NAS has shown that over 50% of autistic people and families avoid going to the shops as they are worried about how people will react to their autism. Researchers found that 79% of autistic people feel socially isolated.   Making [...]

By |2018-10-09T16:12:44+00:00October 9th, 2018|News, PACF|0 Comments

Health and Care Portsmouth learning disabilities celebration and learning event 10 October 2018

Health and Care Portsmouth are running a learning disabilities celebration event on Wednesday 10 October at the training academy in Gunwharf Quays (opposite Marks and Spencer) - people with learning disabilities, their families and carers and professionals are invited for a day of celebration and learning with workshops, information and stalls. We will be there handing out information about Healthwatch Portsmouth and talking to people about their heakth and care. The event takes place 10am-3pm - come for the [...]

By |2018-10-01T15:40:14+00:00October 1st, 2018|Event, News, PACF|0 Comments

Young people: share your thoughts about autism services in Portsmouth at the Dynamite Autism Focus Group 12 September 2018

Portsmouth young people aged 14-25 are invited to share their thoughts on autism services in the city at a group discussion with pizza on Wednesday 12 September 2018 at the Frank Sorrell Centre, Southsea. Download the flyer Dynamite Autism Focus Group flyer Dynamite support is available to help you take part - see How can we support you at the Dynamite Autism Focus Group Please let Dynamite know if you are able to attend - email dynamiteportsmouth@gmail.com or contact [...]

By |2018-08-07T10:57:07+00:00August 7th, 2018|PACF|0 Comments

Next Portsmouth Community Autism Forum meeting 28 September 2018 in Cosham

The next meeting of the Portsmouth Community Autism Forum will take place on Friday 28 September 2018 10-12 at the Cosham Community Centre, Wootton Street, Cosham PO6 3AP. Cosham Community Centre is just off Cosham High Street and a short distance from Cosham railway station and bus stops. The agenda for the meeting will be published here and circulated shortly before the meeting.

By |2018-08-07T10:02:46+00:00August 6th, 2018|News, PACF|0 Comments

Ask, Listen, Do to make it easier for people with learning disabilities or Autistic people to provide meaningful feedback on services

A new NHS initiative Ask Listen, Do aims to make it easier for children and adults with learning disabilities or Autistic people, families and carers to provide meaningful feedback to health, education and social care organisations. The project sets out guidelines for organisations to learn from the feedback, concerns and complaints. The Ask, Listen, Do principles: Ask The organisation asks people about their experiences and makes it easy for people to do this. The organisation makes sure that the person, their [...]

By |2018-08-02T15:18:32+00:00August 2nd, 2018|News, PACF|0 Comments

New Portsmouth hub offers Doctors appointments until 10pm

Doctors appointments are now available until 10pm to all patients across Portsmouth Monday to Saturday at the Lake Road Health Centre Surgery in Nutfield Place, Portsmouth PO1 4JT. The new service also offers urgent same-day appointments until 10pm every day of the year. If you require an appointment outside of your surgery's working times you should contact your normal Doctor's surgery to be put through to the late night service. The new hub surgery will have access to all your [...]

By |2018-08-02T15:25:20+00:00July 23rd, 2018|News, PACF|0 Comments

Morrisons to introduce ‘quiet hour’ 9-10am in Portsmouth shops

Supermarket chain Morrisons is to introduce a quiet hour in its stores every Saturday 9-10am with no music, reduced in-store announcmeents and reduced trolley movements. The initiative is being introduced for customers who prefer a quiet shopping experience. The has been created with the support of the National Autistic Society - many people who are autistic or those with autistic children can find shopping in a supermarket an anxious experience. Portsmouth News - Morrisons launches ‘quiet hour’ to help [...]

By |2018-07-23T10:10:05+00:00July 20th, 2018|PACF|0 Comments