Barnardo's HYPE is committed to developing the best practice in co-design.
Co-design is where young people or parents with lived experience sit down with service leaders to ensure that new services and new developments best meet what young people or parents are looking for.
The Autism Hub
We are working with CCHP to involve parents in the co-design of a new Autism Hub for families in Bristol and South Gloucestershire.
Parents have told us that having more peer support at the time of diagnosis would be most helpful.
Parents told us how important it was to have a “soft cushion of support”, “to have a safe space.” And ‘ 1:1 support from someone who has been through it and has that lived experience.’
We will continue, with CCHP, to work with families and parent/carer organisations on the co-design of information and support alongside clinical assessments.
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