PARENTS and carers of individuals on the Autistic Spectrum living in the Staffordshire Moorlands have been urged to contact the organisers of a new service starting in Leek.
Lifeworks Staffordshire, which is a registered charity supporting individuals on the autistic spectrum from the age of 14 plus, has opened a new service in the town.
Based in Wolstanton, the charity was established in 2006 and since this time has been inundated by families needing support, many of whom reside in the Leek and Moorlands areas. The sessions will be facilitated by two local women, Joan Blackhurst of Leek and Judy Gregg of Upper Hulme.
Joan, a trustee and volunteer of Lifeworks, is a published author on the subject of Autism and The Law. She has also recently been appointed to the position of Children's Officer at the North Staffs Asperger/Autism Association (NSAAA).
Judy is a committee member and volunteer at Lifeworks and is also vice chair of the Governing Body for the Leek Federation of schools. Over the last 10 years she has supported many families throughout the area in her volunteer role with Homestart.
Joan said: "Both Judy and myself are looking forward to providing a friendly, caring and informal drop in session where parents and carers can come together to discuss any worries and anxieties over a cup of tea or coffee.
"Often, a problem shared is a problem halved and everyone is guaranteed a warm welcome."
If you are interested in attending or for further information contact Joan on 07790 298704 or Judy on 07890 542504 or at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Lifeworks Staffordshire, Bryant House, Silverdale Road, Wolstanton, Staffs, ST5 8BQ. Telephone: 01782 615222 or email email@example.com
The first session will be held on the first Thursday of the month, starting November 7, from 10.30am to 12noon.