Support needs for autistic residents, Wandsworth

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Summary of report content

A survey consisting of 24 questions was carried out in Spring 2017. It was available on line but was also used at a number of events including a specific named event. 27 surveys were completed and a further 21 people including people with autism, parents and carers and others were spoken to. The survey included questions about: • raising awareness and knowledge within services and the wider community • more information about support and clearer communication • community and social interaction • housing • employment The report uses a mixture of graphs, bullet point lists and text to outline its findings. Despite being an informative report it is not clear how/if the information has been used as it was done at the same time that the local authority were reviewing their autism strategy.

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General details

Report title 
Support needs for autistic residents, Wandsworth
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Wandsworth
Date of publication 
Tuesday, 4 April, 2017
Date evidence capture began 
Thursday, 27 April, 2017
Date evidence capture finished 
Friday, 30 June, 2017
Type of report 
Report
Local analysis
Key themes 
Access
Communication between staff and patients
Diagnosis
Holistic support
Information providing
Staff training
Support
Other information of note about this report 
Carers
Healthwatch reference number 
Rep-6452

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
No
What type of organisation requested the work 
N/A
Primary research method used 
Survey
How was the information collected? 
Research
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 
N/A

Details of health and care services included in the report

Mental health services 
Depression and anxiety service
Social care services 
Extra care housing services
Respite care

Details about conditions and diseases

Types of disabilities 
Mental health
Types of long term conditions 
Another long-term condition
Learning disability
What type of pregnancy or maternity themes are included in the report 
N/A

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
48
Age group 
All
Gender 
Not known
Ethnicity 
Not known
Sexual orientation 
Not known
Does the information include public's views? 
Not known
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Not known
Does the information include staff's views? 
Not known
Types of health and care professionals engaged 
N/A
Does the information include other people's views? 
Not known
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 
Mixed

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
No
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
No
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
No
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
No

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
 
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
 
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.