Portsmouth Autism Community Forum2018-11-06T15:04:49+01:00

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.

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

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.

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The Ask, Listen, Do principles:


  • The organisation asks people about their experiences and makes it easy for people to do this.
  • The organisation makes sure that the person, their family or advocate know how to give feedback, raise a concern or make a complaint
  • People feel able to speak up when […]

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 medical records so the Doctor or nurse you see will know about your medical history and any drugs you are currently taking. The Lake Road Health Centre has free parking available onsite.

Further information […]

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 autistic customers in Portsmouth, Gosport and Horndean

Morrisons has shops in Portsmouth at the Victory Retail Park and on Anchorage Road.

Agenda published for Portsmouth Autism Community Forum meeting Friday 6 July 2018

We would like to invite you to the next meeting of the Portsmouth Community Autism Forum this Friday, 6 July 2018, 10am – 12pm.

The meeting will take place at the John Pounds Centre, 23 Queen Street, Portsmouth PO1 3HN (www.johnpoundscentre.co.uk)

John Pounds is a short distance from the Hard bus interchange and Portsmouth Harbour station – see map on John Pounds website. If you are coming by car and require parking please contact me – parking is available at a reduced rate in the roads near John Pounds or you can park at the Healthwatch Portsmouth carpark in St Georges Square which is a short walk to John Pounds.

Next Portsmouth Autism Community Forum meeting 6 July 2018

The next meeting of the Portsmouth Autism Community Forum will be on Friday 6 July 2018 10am-12pm at the John Pounds Centre, 23 Queen St, Portsmouth PO1 3HN. Parking permits are available for the roads near the Centre or you can park at the Healthwatch Portsmouth offices which are a short distance from John Pounds – please contact luke.evans@learninglinks.co.uk for parking arrangements.