Supporting people 14+ with Autistic Spectrum Conditions to achieve a sustainable lifestyle
Lifeworks initially see new clients for an appointment to see how we can help. We have a landline, mobile and e-mail that anyone who needs help can contact us on. Social media pages are also available but they are monitored less frequently. You can request to be added to our e-mailing and texting list to receive updates and our half yearly newsletter. This is £10 a year and it will go towards helping our clients and carers.
Client Social Groups
Carer Support Groups
Lifeworks have a variety of social activities and support groups at our building for people on the autistic spectrum to attend. Our clients can find it difficult to socialise and we provide an environment where clients can talk to like minded people and join in any activities to improve confidence and well-being. Activities include: retro games, board games, quiz nights, rambles and pool.
Lifeworks run three groups per month in the community for carers who need advice, a chat with people who understand or just need to offload their thoughts or worries. Lifeworks understand that being a carer for someone on the autistic spectrum can be difficult and we can provide some support.
Dungeons and Dragons
One to One Appointments
If you need to see someone in private to discuss personal issues or struggle in group environments please contact Lifeworks and we can arrange an appointment for you to see one of our professionals. It may be possible to see someone at @21 in Leek if you struggle to get to our office in Newcastle. Please contact us for details.
This group is for children and young people and takes place at Leek Fire Station. Carers can come along for a chat and refreshments. Two of our volunteers have started this group for people on the spectrum and their families to play board games and Dungeons and Dragons.
Other ways we can help include: referral for a formal diagnosis, emotional support, befriending, advocacy at appointments, support letters to organisations + workplaces and CV support. One of our volunteers can provide support if you are having problems with your computer or device. Staff hours are limited so appointments need to be made in advance. Lifeworks ask for a donation for certain services so we can keep going as a charity. Please see below or contact us for information.
Lifeworks keeps all information confidential and clients can ask for their information to be deleted at any time.
Below are our services that we ask you to pay for. This is a small charge for our time and expertise. If you are struggling you can request to pay in installments.
Please contact us if you would like more information or would like to become a client. If you are new to the charity you will need to become a client before accessing these services.