The Renfrewshire Menu of Interventions Roadshow Event took place on Thursday 23 February 2017 at The Tweedie Hall, Linwood.

The information gathered from delegates on the day has been collated and can be found below.

For each of the 14 “challenges” we collected information about the following:

  • Specific relevant links
  • Specific relevant strategies
  • Specific relevant documents
  • Gaps, research and other relevant information not covered by another category

We are in the process of gathering relevant information to meet these 14 challenges. If you would like to contribute to the information collected below, please contact us by email.

Contact details for each of the resources mentioned are available at the bottom of this page.

ASD CHALLENGE

INTERVENTIONS

1. Understanding the Implications of an Autism Diagnosis Post diagnostic discussion(s) and individualised counselling. The provision of good quality education and information packs for individuals, families/carers, along with appropriate verbal discussion at time of need. Use of visual props if needed.  Signposting to useful websites and forums. CAMHS Renfrewshire:  Provide assessment and treatment of severe mental health problems in childhood and adolescence by a multi-disciplinary team; consultation and liaison with health professional and other agencies working with young people and their families; teaching and training; research and audit activities; reports to the Children’s Panel and other medico-legal services where appropriate.

– Renfrewshire, PA5 8YU
– Johnstone
– Bridge of Weir Road
– Johnstone Hospital


The National Autistic Society:  Provide a telephone support Fridays 9.30am-1pm Tel: 07804 169703 (voicemail at other times).

Email support:  NASRenfrewshireBranch@nas.org.uk.

They currently hold a monthly support group for parent/carers of family members with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) on 1st Thursday of the month 10am-12pm at Tweedie Hall, Linwood, PA3 3DE.

Ausum is their kids club for ASD children and siblings.  NAS also have an autism helpline (0808 800 4104) which is open 10am – 4pm Monday – Thursday and 9am – 3pm on Fridays. This helpline is a fantastic support for individuals to call for impartial, confidential advice and support on autism for anyone affected by, or researching autism. They can send you a basic Welcome Pack with leaflets explaining what autism is and some of the resources/supports they can provide.

You can find out more about services near where you live and find services and support groups across the country at by clicking here: http://www.autism.org.uk/directory.aspx

Visit www.autism.org.uk/supportforcarers

or www.autism.org.uk/parents   (if you are a parent )

Contact the Parent to Parent Service on 0808 800 4106, which allows you to talk to someone who really understands what being the parent of an autistic adult is like.


Renfrewshire Carers Centre:  Provide free, confidential support and advice to carers.  Services include Training; Emotional Support; Support Groups; Social Activities; Carers Advocacy and much more.

Telephone: 0141 8873643

Email: enquiries@renfrewshirecarers.org.uk

Website: http://renfrewshirecarers.co.uk/our-services/carers-advocacy


The National Autistic Society

General autism information (what is autism? Diagnosis, benefits and care, behaviour etc.): http://www.autism.org.uk/about.aspx#

Autism Service Directory (the UK’s most comprehensive directory of services and support for autistic people, their families, and people who work with them:

http://www.autism.org.uk/services/autism-services-directory.aspx

Online community (where you can share your thoughts, questions and experiences) http://community.autism.org.uk/


Scottish Autism provide a wide range of flexible and innovative support services for children and adults across Scotland, each with a focus on improving quality of life. They can also provide a great deal of information and support from their dedicated team of autism advisors. You can search for the type of service you are looking for here: http://www.scottishautism.org/services-support


Autism Network Scotland connects and communicates with those interested in the field of autism. They signpost autism professionals and practitioners, people with autism, their families and carers towards examples of good practice, resources and useful information.

Autism Network Scotland
Level 6, Curran Building
The University of Strathclyde
101 St James Road
Glasgow
G4 0NS

Telephone: 0141 444 8146


The Adult Autism Team have some minimal requirements to accompany a diagnostic referral and this is to have evidence of lifelong difficulty with social interaction and a life time tendency towards repetitive behaviours.

For an adult assessment of autism, you can contact the Adult Autism Assessment Team.

Adult Autism Team
Eastwood Health and Care Centre
Drumby Crescent
Glasgow
G76 7HN

Telephone:  0141 451 0885 / 0141 451 0500

2. Development of Effective Means of Communication Individualised language therapy assessment. Updated as required. Alternative and augmentative communication systems introduced where required. Work to ensure language system (regardless of form) is used functionally and is therefore effective on an individual basis. Teaching/learning on internet etiquette and supervision. Renfrewshire Learning Disability Service – If you have a dual diagnosis of learning disability and autism, you can access support through the Renfrewshire Learning Disability Service (RLDS).  This is Renfrewshire’s fully integrated health and social work service which provides a single point of access to a comprehensive range of health and social work services for adults who have a learning disability.

Telephone: 0300 300 1199

Email – adultservicesreferral.sw@renfrewshire.gcsx.gov.uk

 

3. Social Communication Targeted social communication programmes delivered either individually or in a group setting as required and appropriate to the individual to include internet etiquette and promotion of online safety. Flexi-Care: Provides a service young people and adults (14+) with learning disabilities and autism living in Renfrewshire.  They have a network of trained volunteers and sessional workers who offer personalised support to help people with a learning disability or autism participate fully in social, recreational and educational opportunities within their local community.

Telephone:  0300 300 0300


Renfrewshire Learning Disability Service – If you have a dual diagnosis of learning disability and autism, you can access support through the Renfrewshire Learning Disability Service (RLDS).  This is Renfrewshire’s fully integrated health and social work service which provides a single point of access to a comprehensive range of health and social work services for adults who have a learning disability.

Telephone: 0300 300 1199

Email – adultservicesreferral.sw@renfrewshire.gcsx.gov.uk

4. Developing and Maintaining Relationships Work to assess the understanding of relationships and promotion of skills to develop relationships including sexuality issues and intimate relationships. Access to social groups, friendship circles etc Flexi-Care: Provides a service young people and adults (14+) with learning disabilities and autism living in Renfrewshire.  They have a network of trained volunteers and sessional workers who offer personalised support to help people with a learning disability or autism participate fully in social, recreational and educational opportunities within their local community.

Telephone:  0300 300 0300


Action for Children Scotland – Giving young people in Scotland the chance to fulfill their potential and make the most out of their lives.

City Park
368 Alexandra Parade
Glasgow
G31 3AU

Telephone: 0141 550 9010 (9.00 am – 5.00 pm Monday-Friday)

Email:  ask.us@actionforchildren.org.uk


Renfrewshire Learning Disability Service – If you have a dual diagnosis of learning disability and autism, you can access support through the Renfrewshire Learning Disability Service (RLDS).  This is Renfrewshire’s fully integrated health and social work service which provides a single point of access to a comprehensive range of health and social work services for adults who have a learning disability.

Telephone: 0300 300 1199

Email:  adultservicesreferral.sw@renfrewshire.gcsx.gov.uk


Right2dance is a charitable organisation, which provides a high quality programme of dance classes for all ages and abilities.  Classes are designed to help improve dance technique, self confidence, self esteem, health, fitness and wellbeing.  It also runs an extensive community and education outreach programme within schools and community groups.  These opportunities are inclusive, educational and fun.

West Primary School
Newton Street
Paisley, PA1 2RL
Tel/Fax: 0141 849 1292

Email: info@right2dance.com


Dates-n-Mates  is Scotland’s national dating and friendship agency run by and for adults with learning disabilities they provide:  Opportunities to make new friends, support to improve confidence and build personal relationships, social events, supported first dates and volunteer opportunities.

Find Them at:

c/o C-Change
Melisa House
Unit 3 Festival Court
Brand Place
Glasgow
G51 1DR

Telephone:  0141 427 2957 or 07765 246 336

Email: dnmrenfrewshire@c-change.org.uk


Action for Children Scotland – Giving young people in Scotland the chance to fulfill their potential and make the most out of their lives.

City Park
368 Alexandra Parade
Glasgow
G31 3AU

Telephone: 0141 550 9010 (9.00 am – 5.00 pm Monday-Friday)

Email:  ask.us@actionforchildren.org.uk

5. Social Isolation for Individual with Autism Accessible social groups and opportunities, support in the community. Befrienders. Respect the need to be alone at times. Acceptance by families that friendships can take many forms. Flexi-Care: Provides a service young people and adults (14+) with learning disabilities and autism living in Renfrewshire.  They have a network of trained volunteers and sessional workers who offer personalised support to help people with a learning disability or autism participate fully in social, recreational and educational opportunities within their local community.

Telephone:  0300 300 0300


Action for Children Scotland – Giving young people in Scotland the chance to fulfill their potential and make the most out of their lives.

City Park
368 Alexandra Parade
Glasgow
G31 3AU

Telephone: 0141 550 9010 (9.00 am – 5.00 pm Monday-Friday)

Email:  ask.us@actionforchildren.org.uk


Renfrewshire Learning Disability Service – If you have a dual diagnosis of learning disability and autism, you can access support through the Renfrewshire Learning Disability Service (RLDS).  This is Renfrewshire’s fully integrated health and social work service which provides a single point of access to a comprehensive range of health and social work services for adults who have a learning disability.

Telephone: 0300 300 1199

Email:  adultservicesreferral.sw@renfrewshire.gcsx.gov.uk


Right2dance is a charitable organisation, which provides a high quality programme of dance classes for all ages and abilities.  Classes are designed to help improve dance technique, self confidence, self esteem, health, fitness and wellbeing.  It also runs an extensive community and education outreach programme within schools and community groups.  These opportunities are inclusive, educational and fun.

West Primary School
Newton Street
Paisley
PA1 2RL
Telephone: 0141 849 1292

Email: info@right2dance.com


ON-X Linwood – Autism Friendly Swimming Sessions:  For one hour each week, the popular sports and leisure venue will make small adjustments which have a big impact on autistic children and their families.  Music will be turned down and whistles will not be used within the vicinity of the pool to ensure a sensory-friendly environment where staff understand the needs of autistic children and their families.


Advice Works (Renfrewshire Council):  Provide free, confidential and independent service and will give you advice in a straightforward manner. The team can help with a wide range of money and debt advice issues including budgeting, negotiating with creditors, bankruptcy, mortgage and rent arrears, checking you are getting all the benefits you are entitled to, help with forms, and lots more.

Telephone:  0300 300 1238


Dates-n-Mates  is Scotland’s national dating and friendship agency run by and for adults with learning disabilities they provide:  Opportunities to make new friends, support to improve confidence and build personal relationships, social events, supported first dates and volunteer opportunities.

Find Them at:

c/o C-Change
Melisa House
Unit 3 Festival Court
Brand Place
Glasgow
G51 1DR

Telephone:  0141 427 2957 or 07765 246 336

Email: dnmrenfrewshire@c-change.org.uk


The National Autistic Society:  The NAS Social Groups Programme is a Scotland-wide, locally run, programme that offers opportunities for people with autism to socialise, mix with peers and be themselves.

Contact:

Sandra Buckley
Social Programmes Manager (Scotland)

Telephone: 0141 285 7118 or 0141 2218090

Website:  www.autism.org.uk/services/community/group/


Include Me 2 Club is a community based voluntary organisation for children, young people and adults with additional support needs and disabilities.

Telephone: 07525 208 738

Email: info@includeme2club.org.uk

Website:  www.includeme2club.org.uk

6. Social Isolation for Family Family/Partner/Carer support, opportunity for respite. Access to autism friendly environments Renfrewshire Carers Centre:  Provide free, confidential support and advice to carers.  Services include Training; Emotional Support; Support Groups; Social Activities; Carers Advocacy and much more.

Telephone: 0141 8873643

Email: enquiries@renfrewshirecarers.org.uk

Website: http://renfrewshirecarers.co.uk/our-services/carers-advocacy


Renfrewshire Learning Disability Service – If you have a dual diagnosis of learning disability and autism, you can access support through the Renfrewshire Learning Disability Service (RLDS).  This is Renfrewshire’s fully integrated health and social work service which provides a single point of access to a comprehensive range of health and social work services for adults who have a learning disability.

Telephone: 0300 300 1199

Email:  adultservicesreferral.sw@renfrewshire.gcsx.gov.uk


Families First Renfrewshire:  Offer a free service to help families give their children the best start in life.  From time to time families can run into difficulties, emotionally, financially or even physically, stopping them from doing even the simplest of things.  Whatever the issue, big or small, the team offers support at home, in school, can help with attending classes or just be there for a friendly chat.

Website: www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/article/2888/Families-First-


Advice Works:  Provide a free, confidential and independent service and will give you advice in a straightforward manner. The team can help with a wide range of money and debt advice issues including budgeting, negotiating with creditors, bankruptcy, mortgage and rent arrears, checking you are getting all the benefits you are entitled to, help with forms, and lots more.

Telephone: 0300 300 1238


The National Autistic Society:  Provide a telephone support service:

Fridays 9.30 am-1.oo pm (voicemail at other times)
Telephone:  07804 169703
Email support NASRenfrewshireBranch@nas.org.uk.

They currently hold a monthly support group for parent/carers of family members with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) on 1st Thursday of the month 10.00 am-12.00 pm at Tweedie Hall, Linwood, PA3 3DE.

Ausum is their kids club for ASD children and siblings.

Telephone: 07804 169703
Email: NASRenfrewshireBranch@nas.org.uk


Dimensions:  Work with ODEON, Cineworld, Vue and Showcase to host Autism Friendly Screenings at over 250 cinemas nationwide.  Films suitable for all audiences and are screened in a sensory friendly and inclusive environment. Adjustments at the cinema reduce over-stimulation and create a welcoming place for people with autism to enjoy films with their families, friends or carers.

Telephone:  0300 303 9001

Website:  www.dimensions-uk.org


Renfrewshire Carers  Centre – Advocacy Service

The process of standing alongside another, speaking on behalf of another and encouraging the person to speak up for themselves. Advocacy can help address the imbalance of power in society and stand up to injustice.

Telephone: 0141 8873643

Email: enquiries@renfrewshirecarers.org.uk

Website: www.renfrewshirecarers.co.uk/our-services/carers-advocacy


Who Cares Scotland:  Supports care experienced people to have their voice heard and we make that happen in a number of ways.

Telephone: 0141 226 4441

Email: hello@whocaresscotland.org

Website: www.whocaresscotland.org


You First Advocacy:  Offer a free, confidential service.

They provide an independent advocacy service to adults within Renfrewshire who are receiving health and social care services.

Whether it is a matter of housing, training, money or health care, an Advocacy Worker will track down information for you and support you in your chosen course of action.

Telephone: 0141 849 1229

Email: advocacy@youfirstadvocacy.org

Website:  www.youfirstadvocacy.org


Barnardos Hear 4 U:  Provides advocacy for children and young people across four local authority areas in Scotland. The foundation of our service is based upon the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and in particular Article 12 which states that children and young people have a right to have a say in decisions that affect them.

Telephone:  0141 884 7896 (Paisley Office)

Email: hear4u@barnardos.org.uk

Website: www.barnardos.org.uk/hear4u.htm


The Advocacy Project is a human rights based organisation that supports people to have their voices heard and be empowered to be involved in decisions that affect their lives. Their issue-based advocacy services are free and confidential and are independent of social work, NHS and other agencies.

Telephone: 0141 420 0961

Email: enquiry@theadvocacyproject.org.uk

Website: www.theadvocacyproject.org.uk

7. Learning to Learn Skills A functional assessment of the person’s cognitive abilities and learning style leading to a planned programme both directly with the individual and indirectly with the family, carers etc. Formal psychometric testing may be conducted if appropriate to inform intervention.  CAMHS Renfrewshire:  The service operates a Tier 3 multi-disciplinary out-patient service. The team consists of Psychiatry, Psychology and Nursing, with access to social work. The service provided; assessment and treatment of severe mental health problems in childhood and adolescence by a multi-disciplinary team; consultation and liaison with health professional and other agencies working with young people and their families; teaching and training; research and audit activities; reports to the Children’s Panel and other medico-legal services where appropriate.

– Renfrewshire, PA5 8YU
– Johnstone
– Bridge of Weir Road
– Johnstone Hospital

Website:  www.nhsggc.org.uk/your-health/health-services/specialist-childrens-services/our-services/renfrewshire-camhs/


Renfrewshire Learning Disability Service – If you have a dual diagnosis of learning disability and autism, you can access support through the Renfrewshire Learning Disability Service (RLDS).  This is Renfrewshire’s fully integrated health and social work service which provides a single point of access to a comprehensive range of health and social work services for adults who have a learning disability.

Telephone: 0300 300 1199

Email:  adultservicesreferral.sw@renfrewshire.gcsx.gov.uk


Step Link Course:  (West College Scotland):  This is a one year course for school leavers with additional needs. The course includes subjects that’ll help to develop practical and work-related skills

Telephone:  03006006060

Website: www.westcollegescotland.ac.uk/course-search-results/?query=step+link+course


Project SEARCH is an employability programme for students with learning disabilities or autism who are between 17 and 26 years old. The project is for students who want to get full time jobs. Young people who take part will spend their whole working day on site at Renfrewshire Council.

Contact:  Ian Stewart

Telephone:  0141 618 4694

Email:  ian.stewart-ed@renfrewshire.gov.uk


Enable Scotland: Provide a wide range of support services for people who have a learning disability in Renfrewshire.

The Renfrewshire team is based in their Glasgow office:

2nd floor, Edwards House
283 West Campbell Street
Glasgow
G2 3ER

Contact: Charles Newlands (Secretary)
Email: charles.newlands@ntlworld.com
Telephone: 0141 886 7321

 

You can also call Enable Direct for support, information and guidance.

Telephone:  0300 0200 101 (Monday-Friday – 9.00 am – 5.00 pm)


Renfrewshire Carers Centre:  Provide free, confidential support and advice to carers.  Services include Training; Emotional Support; Support Groups; Social Activities; Carers Advocacy and much more.

Telephone: 0141 8873643

Email: enquiries@renfrewshirecarers.org.uk

Website: http://renfrewshirecarers.co.uk/our-services/carers-advocacy


Advice Works (Renfrewshire Council):  Provide free, confidential and independent service and will give you advice in a straightforward manner. The team can help with a wide range of money and debt advice issues including budgeting, negotiating with creditors, bankruptcy, mortgage and rent arrears, checking you are getting all the benefits you are entitled to, help with forms, and lots more.

Telephone:  0300 300 1238


Youth Employability are the leading campaign and membership organisation dedicated to tackling youth unemployment in the UK. Young people are at the heart of what they do.

Website: www.youthemployment.org.uk/opportunity-knocks-for-autism/

Telephone:  01536 680916 or 01536 513388
Email:  info@yeuk.org.uk


National Autistic Society:  NAS website has a online guide – Social Interaction For Adults and Teens

Autism Helpline

Telephone:  0808 800 4104   (open 10am-4pm, Monday-Thursday, 9am-3pm on Fridays)

Text:    07903 200 200   (to request information packs only)

Email Enquiry Service:  www.autism.org.uk/enquiry  (Online Enquiry Form)

8. Predicting and Managing Change  Timely individual direct work with individuals to teach methods where required. Family/carer/employer guidance/education in these methods. Visual supports; timetables, timers, text alerts, choice boards etc to be used as appropriate. Renfrewshire Carers Centre:  Provide free, confidential support and advice to carers.  Services include Training; Emotional Support; Support Groups; Social Activities; Carers Advocacy and much more.

Telephone: 0141 8873643

Email: enquiries@renfrewshirecarers.org.uk

Website: http://renfrewshirecarers.co.uk/our-services/carers-advocacy


Renfrewshire Learning Disability Service – If you have a dual diagnosis of learning disability and autism, you can access support through the Renfrewshire Learning Disability Service (RLDS).  This is Renfrewshire’s fully integrated health and social work service which provides a single point of access to a comprehensive range of health and social work services for adults who have a learning disability.

Telephone: 0300 300 1199

Email:  adultservicesreferral.sw@renfrewshire.gcsx.gov.uk


Home Start:  Home-Start volunteers help families with young children deal with the challenges they face. They support parents as they learn to cope, improve their confidence and build better lives for their children.

Scotland
(Including Director for Scotland)
Home-Start UK Director for Scotland
c/o Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO)
23 Lauriston Street
Edinburgh
EH3 9DQ

Telephone: 0131 281 0871
Email: scotland@home-start.org.uk

9. Behaviour and Emotional Regulation Protecting Wellbeing Knowledge development in understanding behaviour in the context of ASD. Individual work with the individual on assessing behaviour, recognising triggers and developing and managing the implementation of strategies to help. Behaviour support plans, cognitive interventions, psychotherapy or counselling as required and indicated by life circumstances eg around transitions of all types including bereavement. Work with the individual’s family/carers, criminal justice, social work, Police as appropriate. Autism Alert card possession Renfrewshire Learning Disability Service – If you have a dual diagnosis of learning disability and autism, you can access support through the Renfrewshire Learning Disability Service (RLDS).  This is Renfrewshire’s fully integrated health and social work service which provides a single point of access to a comprehensive range of health and social work services for adults who have a learning disability.

Telephone: 0300 300 1199

Email:  adultservicesreferral.sw@renfrewshire.gcsx.gov.uk


Flexi-Care: Provides a service young people and adults (14+) with learning disabilities and autism living in Renfrewshire.  They have a network of trained volunteers and sessional workers who offer personalised support to help people with a learning disability or autism participate fully in social, recreational and educational opportunities within their local community.

Telephone:  0300 300 0300


CAMHS Renfrewshire:  Provide assessment and treatment of severe mental health problems in childhood and adolescence by a multi-disciplinary team; consultation and liaison with health professional and other agencies working with young people and their families; teaching and training; research and audit activities; reports to the Children’s Panel and other medico-legal services where appropriate.

– Renfrewshire, PA5 8YU
– Johnstone
– Bridge of Weir Road
– Johnstone Hospital


Renfrewshire Council – Children’s Services:  Is responsible for education services, children’s social work services and criminal justice social work services. Priorities for the department include – tackling child poverty, raising educational attainment, addressing social and health inequalities and ensure that all children are helped to reach their full potential.

Contacts:

Telephone: 0300 300 0170

Email:  els@renfrewshire.gov.uk

Website:  www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/article/2290/Childrens-Services

10. Restricted and Repetitive Interests and Behaviours Assessment and positive day to day management on an individualised basis. Treatment by mental health clinician if required Renfrewshire Learning Disability Service – If you have a dual diagnosis of learning disability and autism, you can access support through the Renfrewshire Learning Disability Service (RLDS).  This is Renfrewshire’s fully integrated health and social work service which provides a single point of access to a comprehensive range of health and social work services for adults who have a learning disability.

Telephone: 0300 300 1199

Email:  adultservicesreferral.sw@renfrewshire.gcsx.gov.uk


CAMHS Renfrewshire:  The service operates a Tier 3 multi-disciplinary out-patient service. The team consists of Psychiatry, Psychology and Nursing, with access to social work. The service provided; assessment and treatment of severe mental health problems in childhood and adolescence by a multi-disciplinary team; consultation and liaison with health professional and other agencies working with young people and their families; teaching and training; research and audit activities; reports to the Children’s Panel and other medico-legal services where appropriate.

– Renfrewshire, PA5 8YU
– Johnstone
– Bridge of Weir Road
– Johnstone Hospital

Website:  www.nhsggc.org.uk/your-health/health-services/specialist-childrens-services/our-services/renfrewshire-camhs/

11. Motivation Issues Structured programmes as appropriate to the individual linking to the other core challenges as required. Career guidance, employer/ HE/FE support.
12. Sensory Issues Assessment of sensory difficulties. Identification and implementation of strategies. Environmental adaptation on an individual basis with individual control working towards reducing the impact of sensory sensitivities  Renfrewshire Learning Disability Service – If you have a dual diagnosis of learning disability and autism, you can access support through the Renfrewshire Learning Disability Service (RLDS).  This is Renfrewshire’s fully integrated health and social work service which provides a single point of access to a comprehensive range of health and social work services for adults who have a learning disability.Telephone: 0300 300 1199

Email – adultservicesreferral.sw@renfrewshire.gcsx.gov.uk

13. Daily Living Skills Assessment of core life skills as required across the lifespan and to take account of changing needs at various transitions. Specific individual programmes to teach and maintain these skills where needed. Involvement of families/carers in assessment and implementation of new learning. Education for families/employers/ care providers/housing department re practical needs Renfrewshire Learning Disability Service – If you have a dual diagnosis of learning disability and autism, you can access support through the Renfrewshire Learning Disability Service (RLDS).  This is Renfrewshire’s fully integrated health and social work service which provides a single point of access to a comprehensive range of health and social work services for adults who have a learning disability.

Telephone: 0300 300 1199

Email – adultservicesreferral.sw@renfrewshire.gcsx.gov.uk


Flexi-Care: Provides a service young people and adults (14+) with learning disabilities and autism living in Renfrewshire.  They have a network of trained volunteers and sessional workers who offer personalised support to help people with a learning disability or autism participate fully in social, recreational and educational opportunities within their local community.

Telephone:  0300 300 0300


Step Link Course:  (West College Scotland):  This is a one year course for school leavers with additional needs. The course includes subjects that’ll help to develop practical and work-related skills

Telephone:  03006006060

Website: www.westcollegescotland.ac.uk/course-search-results/?query=step+link+course


A Local Information System for Scotland (ALISS):  Helps signpost people to community resources and enables communities to contribute information about the resources they have to offer e.g. places, groups, activities, opportunities, events and services

The ALLIANCE
Venlaw Building
349 Bath Street
Glasgow
G2 4AA
Telephone:  0141 404 0231

Website:  www.aliss.org/about/

14. Co Existing Conditions -Examples  Epilepsy, dyspraxia, dyslexia, disorders of attention, sensory impairment, anxiety, sleep disorder, addiction, anger management, depression, self harm, psychosis, personality disorder, OCD, disordered eating patterns etc. These require assessment and treatment/management by appropriate specialist clinician. Joint working is crucial across specialities with a clear case co-ordinating lead identified. Recovery Across Mental Health:  Promotes recovery from mental ill health, and empowers people to build independent, fulfilled lives.  Services include carer support, housing support, employability, youth and adult counselling services and much more.

RAMH
41 Blackstoun Road,
Paisley
PA3 1LU

Telephone: 0141 847 8900 or 0141 889 3673

Email:  enquiries@ramh.org

Website:  www.ramh.org

You can also download a referral form here RAMH Referral Form 2016


Community Mental Health Team (CMHT): Provide a multidisciplinary secondary care service for people with mental health problems. The service is provided by health and social care workers offering treatment, care, information, advice and support for service users and their carers. Referral to the service is usually by a GP or another health or social care professional. On receipt of the referral, the team will carefully evaluate health needs and decide where and how the team can best support that individual.

Renfrewshire Community Mental Health Team
Abbeymill Business Centre
Studio 1001-1011
Mile End Mill
12 Seedhill Road
Paisley
PA1 1JS

Telephone: 0141 849 2200

Email: James.clocherty@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 9.00 am-5.00 pm


Respond: Aim to make a real difference to people with learning disabilities by providing effective and flexible support to help them to improve their lives. They work with children and adults with learning disabilities who have experienced abuse or trauma, as well as those who have abused others, through psychotherapy, advocacy, campaigning and other support. Respond also aims to prevent abuse by providing training, consultancy and research.

Telephone: 0207 383 0700

Email: admin@respond.org.uk

 

CONTACT DETAILS FOR RENFREWSHIRE

A Local Information System for Scotland (ALISS)
The ALLIANCE
Venlaw Building
349 Bath Street
Glasgow
G2 4AA
Telephone:  0141 404 0231
Website:  Click here to view

 

Action for Children Scotland
City Park
368 Alexandra Parade
Glasgow
G31 3AU
Telephone: 0141 550 9010
Email:  ask.us@actionforchildren.org.uk
Website: Click here to view

 

Adult Autism Team
Eastwood Health and Care Centre
Drumby Crescent
Glasgow
G76 7HN
Telephone:  0141 451 0885 / 0141 451 0500

 

Advice Works
Telephone: 0300 300 1238
Website: Click here to view

 

Autism Network Scotland
University of Strathclyde
Curran Building – Level 6
101 St James Road
Glasgow, G4 0NS
Telephone:  0141 444 8146
Email:  autism.network@strath.ac.uk
Website: Click here to view

 

Barnardos Hear 4 U
Telephone:  0141 884 7896
Email: hear4u@barnardos.org.uk
Website: Click here to view

 

CAMHS Renfrewshire
Renfrewshire, PA5 8YU
Johnstone
Bridge of Weir Road
Johnstone Hospital
Website:  Click here to view

 

Community Mental Health Team
Abbeymill Business Centre
Studio 1001-1011
Mile End Mill
12 Seedhill Road
Paisley
PA1 1JS
Telephone: 0141 849 2200
Email: James.clocherty@ggc.scot.nhs.uk
Website: Click here to view

 

Dates-n-Mates
c/o C-Change
Melisa House
Unit 3 Festival Court
Brand Place
Glasgow
G51 1DR
Telephone:  0141 427 2957/07765 246 336
Email: dnmrenfrewshire@c-change.org.uk
Website: Click here to view

 

Dimensions
Telephone:  0300 303 9001
Website:  Click here to view

 

Enable Scotland
2nd floor, Edwards House
283 West Campbell Street
Glasgow
G2 3ER
Telephone: 0141 886 7321/0300 0200 101
Email: charles.newlands@ntlworld.com
Website: Click here to view

 

Families First Renfrewshire
Website: Click here to view

 

Flexi-Care
Telephone:  0300 300 0300
Website: Click here to view

 

Home Start
23 Lauriston Street
Edinburgh
EH3 9DQ
Telephone: 0131 281 0871
Email: scotland@home-start.org.uk
Website: Click here to view

 

Include Me 2 Club
Telephone: 07525 208 738
Email: info@includeme2club.org.uk
Website:  Click here to view

 

National Autistic Society
Telephone: 07804 169703/0808 800 4104
Email: NASRenfrewshireBranch@nas.org.uk
Website: Click here to view

 

ON-X Linwood
Website: Click here to view

 

Project SEARCH
Telephone:  0141 618 4694
Email:  ian.stewart-ed@renfrewshire.gov.uk
Website: Click here to view

 

Recovery Across Mental Health
RAMH
41 Blackstoun Road,
Paisley
PA3 1LU
Telephone: 0141 847 8900 or 0141 889 3673
Email:  enquiries@ramh.org
Website:  Click here to view

 

Renfrewshire Carers Centre
Unit 55 Embroidery Mill,
Abbey Mill Business Centre,
Paisley, Renfrewshire
PA1 1TJ
Telephone: 0141 8873643
Email: enquiries@renfrewshirecarers.org.uk
Website: Click here to view

 

Renfrewshire Council – Children’s Services
Telephone: 0300 300 0170
Email:  els@renfrewshire.gov.uk
Website:  Click here to view

 

Renfrewshire Learning Disability Service
Telephone: 0300 300 1199
Email – adultservicesreferral.sw@renfrewshire.gcsx.gov.uk
Website: Click here to view

 

Respond
Telephone: 0207 383 0700
Email: admin@respond.org.uk
Website: Click here to view

 

Right2dance
West Primary School
Newton Street
Paisley
PA1 2RL
Telephone: 0141 849 1292
Email: info@right2dance.com
Website: Click here to view

 

Scottish Autism
Website: Click here to view

 

Step Link Course
Telephone:  03006006060
Website: Click here to view

 

The Advocacy Project
Telephone: 0141 420 0961
Email: enquiry@theadvocacyproject.org.uk
Website: Click here to view

 

Who Cares Scotland
Telephone: 0141 226 4441
Email: hello@whocaresscotland.org
Website: Click here to view

 

You First Advocacy
Telephone: 0141 849 1229
Email: advocacy@youfirstadvocacy.org
Website:  Click here to view

 

Youth Employability
Telephone:  01536 680916/01536 513388
Email:  info@yeuk.org.uk
Website: Click here to view