Care & Support

This page is about care and support for adults on the spectrum in the general Grantham area.
For care & support for adults in beyond Grantham see:  Wider area       Activities       Specialist services.
See also:  Money 16+       Support for carers

Residential & community care


Autism Care, part of Lifeways group, provides care and support for adults.      Click icon for their autism page.      Their modes of support include:

    1. Registered residential care
    2. Supported Living – as an individual or in a group
    3. Outreach and daytime support

They have provision in Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire for autism within 25 miles of Grantham.      See:  Search results  and scroll down to find them.      See also:  Referral process       new

Home from Home

A family firm has built a new specialist residential care home for adults in Dorrington, near Sleaford.
It is called The Reeds and was opened in September 2016.      The de Savary family set up Home from Home  in response to their own experiences.       They have a number of other homes around Lincolnshire in:  Ruskington       Fiskerton       Bardney       Stallingborough         Day opportunities are also available for those with Individual Budgets or Direct Payments.

Support in the community

Thera Trust provide support at home, at work and in the community for adults with a learning disability.      They charge for their services, though they also explain how a Personal Budget from the local authority might make Thera an option.       Their nearest office is in Swingbridge Road, Grantham.       For more about Thera click icon.      See also Adult social care above.

Also, the National Autistic Society has a page about Brain in Hand offers access to personalised support from an app on your phone.       It has features to help you remember activities, reduce anxiety and feel supported.       For more about the app click icon.     

Adult social care

Click icon on the left for the Adult care services pages on Lincolnshire County Council website.        It includes a page on Adult care assessment, personal budgets and more.      See also Money under Benefits & care.

Click icon on the right for a list of pages about Adult social care in Lincolnshire Family Services Directory.      You may be able to narrow down the search using fields along top and down left hand margin.

Love, sex & relationships

Brandon Trust supports people with learning disability in other parts of the country.       They have developed new policy, guidance, and training around relationships, sex, and sexuality.      Click icon to read about it.       It might be worth a look for anyone interested in the issues.

Thera Trust provides services in the Grantham area – scroll up to Support in the community to find out about Thera.       They have a page called Making friendships.      They can act as facilitators for their service users.

NHS services

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust offers a range of services to support adults with learning disabilities.       They require professional referral.       Click icon for details.       See links to specific services at the bottom of that page.

Lincolnshire NHS website also has some handy links relating to learning disabilities:  Mental health services        NHS resouces

Life-long care

Here is a guide to securing life-long accommodations for adult children with special needs from a blogger in the USA.       If offers general guidance.

Adults supporting adults

Adults Supporting Adults (ASA) offer paid-for support, open to autistic clients.       Click icon to browse their website.

Day Time Provision 1 to 1 support in the community with focus on maintaining and developing independence and social skills.
Look for Sit2Gether and Shop2Gether under Resources.

Circles of support

The service will help you plan for the future.     They can help you and your family to look at who is there to support you to achieve your plan.      They can help you to plan how you would attend an activity for example or how you could have more opportunities to see your friends.        A Lincolnshire service.        Click page icon for more information or image preview.

Autism sign language

An autism mum has created a Facebook blog about her stories and method, supporting her non-verbal son.       Click icon to browse.       See also:  How it began         Speech and language

Mental wellbeing & support

While autism is about development rather than mental health, people with autism may have mental health issues too.

  • Mind is a UK charity that provides advice and support for mental health issues.       See:  website        what we do         advocacy
  • Shine Mental Health Support Network for Lincolnshire is a signposting service pointing people to appropriate services and support.      Their website includes information and notices of local activities, events and opportunities.      See:  introduction         website
  • Samaritans offer a safe place to talk at any time, in your own way – about antyhing that is getting to you.      See website.


Bladder & Bowel UK is Disability Living support group for promoting continence and product awareness.      Have a look at their resources for adults.      Their helpline is  a Manchester number.      Click also for email address.

Special clothing

Adults with autism often have sensory issues.    They may be fussy about the clothes they wear, for example.     Hear is a list of some of the suppliers of specialist clothing .

Some people with autism may engage in fecal smearing.      Hear is a list of some of the supplier sites of specialist body suits.

See also

People on the autistic spectrum may sometimes get into scrapes with the law.
See Behaviour and look under the heading Autism and the law.