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Consultation launched to help Wokingham residents with autism

Shute End Wokingham
Wokingham Borough Council's offices in Shute End

A NEW consultation will help shape the council’s autism strategy.

Launched by Wokingham Borough Council’s Adult Social Care (ASC) in  partnership with local charity Promise Inclusion, it aims to ensure that borough residents with autism are offered same opportunities as other residents across the borough.

“We welcome the council’s consultation which offers a great opportunity to hear directly from local residents with autism across the borough and their carers about how we can continue to best support them to live healthy, active and independent lives,” said Mary Durman, chief executive officer at Promise Inclusion.

The council says it is offering residents living with autism and their families an opportunity to share their thoughts on what is currently available and the improvements they would like the see.

 Cllr Charles Margetts, executive member for health, wellbeing and adult services, said: “Throughout the current crisis our Adult Social Care Team have continued to support out most vulnerable residents, enabling them to live healthy, active and independent lives by securing the support they need to live their lives to the fullest.

“We are looking to deliver a strategy that has vulnerable residents at its heart, connecting people, places and services in the community.

“This is a time of great change in the delivery of health and social care service, both locally and nationally and our in-depth consultations, with key partners and residents, will help us to deliver a co-produced strategy with our residents, leading the way in helping us to bridge the gaps with services that they think are important for them and their carers”.

To take part in the consultation which closes on  August 31, visit and search consultations.

For assistance completing the survey, contact Promise Inclusion by emailing or call 0300 777 8539.

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