Welcome to Rainbow Autism CIC
What we do
This service was started in 2010 and initially ran as a drop-in service, pioneering a specialist support service for adults with high functioning autism and their
carers in Worcestershire.
Today, we run both group activities and an outreach support service for individuals living in the community. Rainbow is a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving the lives of those with Autistic Spectrum Condition, including Aspergers Syndrome, and those with ADHD. We support those with a diagnosis and those suspected of having the condition but also provide support to parents and carers and to those that have complex problems or dual diagnosis (including those with mental health issues and offending behaviour).
Testimonals from those we support:
"Since joining Rainbow Autism I have made friends with other adults that have Asperger’s Syndrome; people that have been on life journeys that I can relate to and they can relate to me. With my Rainbow friends I have started to play chess, something that I have not done since I was a child, and, recently, I have started to play badminton; something that I last played 28 years ago.
The staff at Rainbow Autism are friendly, patient, empathetic and go the extra mile to help all people that need support. Weekly meetings are relaxed with activities that people want to do. The pleasant atmosphere and friendships that have been made between service users and carers has led to additional social evenings and events being organised. The outreach and benefits advice service has had a big impact on my life:
• The frequency that I see my psychologist has reduced to monthly;
• Support when I am troubled;
• Help with my finances and benefits;
• Supported me through finding an appropriate property" by CP
"Finally I've found a place of safety and where I feel I truly belong". Anon
"When I came to Rainbow I was feeling very isolated and did not have many friends or
go out of my home that often, but with the support of the staff there I have been
able to get out to the group twice a week. I now have friends there and help while
there. Rainbow has helped me when things have been very bad and I felt like I was
at crisis point; at times feeling like taking my life. But with help and guidance from
the Rainbow staff, I have been able to realise there are other options and not all is
hopeless". by MC
"The difference Rainbow has made to my son and myself has been incredible; it
has given us both our lives back". by CH
- Access to weekly Social Group activities
- A specialist Benefit Advice, Advocacy and Information Service, providing support with claim applications, tribunals and appeals
- Monthly social events
- Outreach support to assist individuals meet a variety of needs. Support can assist to: maintain a tenancy; access/maintain education, training or employment; improve social or independent living skills; build or maintain significant relationships; minimise risks to mental health or offending behaviour; access meaningful activities; bring greater social inclusion.
- Counselling, psychotherapy and alternative therapies
- information, advice and signposting to health and social care services and other community services
- Our links with the National Autistic Society, health and social care professionals, those working in the criminal justice system and a range of community agencies enables access to diagnosis, social care assessment or referral for support required
- support for carers
- outreach support workers to enable young people to maintain their educational placements.
Coming soon: independent living skills courses and access to sport/fitness activities