Adult Services

Sycamore Trust U.K. offers a range of services designed for adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorders and other related conditions

Romford Autism Hub

The Autism Hub provides advice on a range of issues affecting autistic people in the Havering area and is a source of information on a variety of different subjects.

It provides a safe place for people with autism to come for support, social interaction and to develop new skills.

It raises awareness of autism within the broader community in order to ensure autism friendly communities, employers and opportunities.

The hub can be found in the Liberty Centre, in Laurie Walk, close to the entrance to Romford Market.

The hub provides:

  • Signposting & advice
  • Managed on-line forum
  • Steering Group
  • Family Support
  • Girls Group
  • Peer Support Group
  • Sensory Room
  • Parent Support Group
  • Youth Clubs
  • Autism Ambassadors
  • Volunteering
  • Outreach
  • Autism awareness

Autism Hub

Unit H14, Laurie Walk, Liberty Shopping Centre, Romford, RM1 3RT

Tel: 01708 749816

Email: autismhub@sycamoretrust.org.uk

Forum : www.autismhub.org.uk

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10am to 2pm

Wednesday 10am to 4pm

Thursday 3pm to 5pm

Friday 10am to 4pm

 

18-30 Group

This group was set up with the aim of providing a safe and structured environment for 18-30 year olds with Autistic Spectrum Disorders and / or Learning Disabilities.

The club is designed to improve confidence particularly in social situations, independent living skills and raise self-esteem. The club is the perfect opportunity to meet new people and build social and life skills as well as experiencing different and possibly new activities. Each member has the opportunity to plan the activity schedule which is entirely user led.

Previous sessions have included such activities as cooking, games night, quizzes, life skills and many trips into the community such as cinema visits, bowling, meals out and many others. We have two sessions a month on the 2nd Friday (which is held in the club) and a session on the 4th (which is held out in the community).

The group is supported by experienced workers who encourage and empower the users while at the sessions. If you would like more information on the 18-30 Club or would be interested in joining please email activities@sycamoretrust.org.uk

New outreach service for adults with Autism

Are you over 18 years old, younger than 75 and on the Autistic Spectrum? Are you socially isolated and find making friends difficult? If so, we may have just the service for you. We are pleased to announce an extension to our current outreach service, which, up until now, has only been available to those in Havering. We are happy to say that we can now offer an outreach service in Barking & Dagenham, Redbridge and Havering. The project aims to reach those adults that feel socially isolated and find it difficult to meet people, especially people with an understanding of the issues surrounding their Autism.

The first stage of the project will be via telephone, text, Whatsapp, or online, whatever you feel most comfortable with. From there, we aim to carry out virtual sessions with small groups, with a view to eventually meeting up within the community, for those that feel comfortable with doing so. It might just be a meet up for a coffee or even in a local park for a picnic, it will be up to the group to decide between them. Groups will initially be supported by a staff member to help take some of the anxiety out of meeting new people. Small groups will be defined according to age so we hope that we can support everyone in making new friendships with others they can relate to.

Referrals can be taken from any professional, family member, friend or self-referrals. If you would like more information, please contact nikki.murphy@sycamoretrust.org.uk or 01708 749816.