ALAG Celebrates Successful Bid for Funding from the Department of Health

    Friday 7th November 2014

    We are delighted to announce that ALAG has been successful in winning funds from the Department of Health’s Autism Innovation Fund for a new project providing training.

    The ALAG project was one of 42 chosen from 360 applications to deliver a six month project providing training for ALAG members. The training is in Support Planning and Support Brokerage and the project will be offered to ALAG members by local expert Andrew Carpenter, himself a member of ALAG.

    Andrew Carpenter, London Brokerage Network said:

    “This a great opportunity to provide training for people with Asperger syndrome who are frequently overlooked for services or support. The training helps people to deal with some of the changes taking place in social services and social care for people with disabilities, including autism.”

    Ethney Anderson, ALAG Coordinator said:

    “The Asperger London Area Group provides information, advice and support to over 200 people with Asperger’s syndrome. This funding will enable us to train small groups of people to offer guidance and support planning for their peers and ultimately the training will help people with AS get mutual support, help and advice, build networks and develop increased wellbeing.”

    Desmond Meldrum, Chair of ALAG said:

    “This funding will enable ALAG to move forward into broader fields as regards support for those with Asperger’s syndrome and high-functioning autism.”

    The project will feature in a report being written by the DH to influence how services are provided across the country.

    Notes to editors:

    ALAG is a voluntary organisation supporting people with Asperger syndrome to live fulfilling lives.