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Hereford Autism Partnership

This explains how the Partnership evolved, and where you will find minutes from each meeting

Hereford Council established a Partnership 2014 and held its first meeting on 13th February at the Brockington Offices, Hereford. This brought together people from public services, support organisations, those on the autistic spectrum and their family carers keen to see services improve with better understanding for all.

The meeting chaired by Bob Parker, Interim Director of Safeguarding and Transformation in Herefordsire kicked off with a round table introduction by each attendee, explaining their reason for being present as well as personal circumstances in relation to autism.

This laid the foundation of deep knowledge and lived experiences for those in power to understand more of the condition. It was well tempered with no one taking centre stage and a mutual understanding that those on the autistic spectrum need respect and a life which rebefits their intelligence.

Whilst the Terms of Reference to establish a Steering Group were provided for discussion this was not the time to agree them, as more time was needed plus other essential areas to be established. Although twenty three people were present, there was a noticable lack of anyone representing the police/ criminal justice system and this will be amended for the next meeting.

John Gorman Support Commissioning Officer, took notes

The Partnership is still evolving and gaining strength. Sub groups are being established to concentrate on major issues such as employment where there is a lack of openings for those with autism. The Partnership Board is chaired by Valerie Fitch, who is on the spectrum, as is her son.

If you are interested in attending the Partnership Meetings you can contact: chair@herefordshiredisabilityunited.org.uk

Future dates in 2018 are:
Tuesdays 24th April
Tuesday 10th July
Tuesday 17th October
Each meeting to start at 10.00 and end at 1.00 pm at Hereford Council Offices,Plough Lane, Hereford

24th January 2018 Minutes

The latest meeting held at Plough Lane on 24th January 2018


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17th October 2017 Minutes

The latest meeting held at Plough Lane on 17th October 2017


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18th October 2016 Minutes

The latest meeting held at the Kindle Centre on 18th October 2016


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12th July 2016 Minutes

The latest meeting held at the Kindle Centre on 12th July 2016


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19th April 2016 Minutes

The latest meeting held at the Kindle Centre on 19th April 2016


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19th January 2016 Minutes

The latest meeting held at the Kindle Centre on 19th January 2016


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13th October 2015 Minutes

The latest meeting held at the Kindle Centre on 13th October 2015


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14th July 2015 Minutes

The latest meeting held at the Kindle Centre on 14th July 2015


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14th April 2015 Draft Minutes

The latest meeting held at the Kindle Centre on 14th April 2015


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15th January 2015 Draft Minutes

The latest meeting held at the Kindle Centre on 15th January 2015


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2nd October 2014 Draft Minutes

The third meeting held at the Kindle Centre on 2nd October 2014


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5th June 2014 minutes

The second meeting of the Autism Partnership met at the Shire Hall in Hereford on 5th June


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to view June 2014 draft minutes.

2nd Autism issue newsletterJune 2014

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13th February 2014 minutes


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Department of Health discussion document on Adult Autism Strategy

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to read the report