Key Concerns

STACS members have highlighted the following as those issues which concern them the most:

    • Benefits
      • Benefit entitlement
      • how to claim DLA
      • form filling
      • Benefit changes and how it will affect people
      • Medical/Work Assessments
      • Carers’ Allowance
      • where to get help with Benefits, e.g. A4U and CAB
    •  Housing
      • supported housing
      • part ownership
      • sheltered housing
      • independent living
    •  Legal / Power of Attorney
    •  Managing challenging behaviour
      • anxiety, anger
  • Teaching of budgeting skills
  • Relationships
  • Local Authorities – their future plans for autism
  • Transition from child to adult services
  • Finding and maintaining employment
  • Practical side of caring
  • Mental health and Asperger Syndrome/HFA
  • Carers’ health
  • Buddy and befriending schemes
  • TAG? Telford Asperger Group
  • Lack of autism-specific support from Rural Community Council
  • General information useful to carers
  • Development of a Carers’ Handbook