We support people with autism and Asperger syndrome within 2 specific services. One is in Leyton and the other is in Sidcup. Both services are registered with the Care Quality Commission, who monitor the quality of our support services. Many people with autism also access learning disability services, of which we have many spread across London and the South-East.
In April 2016, we brought the charity Burgess Autistic Trust into the mcch group. It remains as a separate charity, with separate board of trustees.
The Burgess Autistic Trust is a charity based in and around the Lewisham and Bromley areas for people with autism. Their services include supported living accommodation, community care 'Independent Lifestyles' and an outreach service for Bromley and surrounding boroughs.
For more information about their services, please visit their website.
Staff supporting people with autism have an NVQ level 3 or QCF diploma level 3 in health and social care or are working towards this. Staff also have enhanced DBS checks (Disclosure and Barring Service - formerly Criminal Records Bureau checks) and are trained to meet changing needs.
Staff training covers safeguarding adults, risk assessment, health & safety, first aid, autism awareness and specialist training as required, for example epilepsy. We also have a Positive Behaviour Support Team that can give training and advice for people presenting with challenging behaviours.