Portsmouth Autism Community Forum2018-11-06T15:04:49+00:00

Portsmouth Autism Community Forum

Healthwatch Portsmouth is working with Portsmouth City Council to administer the Portsmouth Autism Community Forum. The Autism Community Forum is a place where people with autism, their families and carers can meet with service providers such as the council, health services and support groups. We want your views and for you to have your say to make services in Portsmouth better.

Next PACF meeting on 28 November 2018 to focus on employment

The next meeting of the Portsmouth Autism Community Forum will take place next Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 10am-12pm.

The meeting will take place in room 5 at the Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road, Buckland, Portsmouth PO2 7BL.

Buckland Community Centre is located near to Kingston Road for buses, free parking is available in the car park or on Malins Road. Refreshments will be available. (see map on Centre website – http://www.bcc.org.uk/contact/)

At this meeting we will be discussing employment and the help and services available to enable autistic people to gain and keep jobs. We will be joined by speakers from the Department of Work and Pensions, the You Trust and the […]

Portsmouth Autism Community Forum meeting 28 November 2018

The next meeting of the Portsmouth Autism Community Forum will take place on Wednesday 28 November 2018 10am-12pm at the Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road, Buckland, Portsmouth PO2 7BT – see map at http://www.bcc.org.uk/contact/ – the centre can be reached by buses to Kingston Road or parking is available on site or in Malins Road.

At this meeting we will be talking about employment – further details will be available shortly.

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

Autism Hour logoPortsmouth 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 businesses autism-friendly make good business sense – it is estimated that one in 100 people are autistic and many autistic people and their families […]

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

Health and Care Portsmouth logoHealth 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 full day or drop in for part of it. Health and Care Portsmouth – Portsmouth Learning Disabilities: Celebration […]

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 07905682886

Website www.dynamiteportsmouth.org.uk