Caring for an autistic adult or an adult with Asperger syndrome can be extremely rewarding, but also comes with many challenges.  We can offer a flexible programme of support to improve the personal health and wellbeing of carers

At Carers Support, we have specialist teams who can offer support and information about the services we offer and those offered by a wide variety of local and national organisations.  They can support you with:

  • Training and workshops

  • Information about Wills and Trusts for dependent adults

  • Planning for the future

  • The Mental Capacity Act

  • Support groups and local drop-in sessions

  • Information about other organisations and services that may help you and the person you care for

  • Help accessing relevant services for help with completing form

If you would like more information about any of these services, please call us on 0300 028 8888 or email

PAPA Workshops

P.A.P.A. Stands for Positive Approaches Partnering of Autism. This workshop explores the complexities of supporting an Autistic adult whether they be your child, partner, spouse or friend. The workshops will cover:

  • An introduction to ASD,

  • Communication,  

  • Change and Motivation,  

  • Reflection

  • Relationships,

  • Anxiety and mental health,

  • Sensory Differences, Reflection

To find out more and to book your place, click on your chosen workshop below.

PAPA Workshop (Part One) – Worthing

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

PAPA Workshop (Part Two) – Worthing

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Mental Health Workshops for Parents and Carers

Coastal West Sussex Mind are coordinating a new programme of workshops for parents and carers open to any family member who is concerned about a young person facing a mental health challenge. Workshops are delivered by experienced trainers and will give practical advice and strategies to make a difference.

Click on the image for more information and for workshop dates.

Upcoming support groups and events

SUPPORT GROUP: Carers of People with Learning Difficulties – Bognor Regis

September 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Last of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

SUPPORT GROUP: Carers of someone with Learning Difficulties and autistic adults – Shoreham

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Last of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

SUPPORT GROUP: Autistic Spectrum Condition carers – Worthing

September 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

Useful Links

Coastal West Sussex Mind:  Training and events page.

Aspens (formerly Autism Sussex) is a charity which exists to enable people with an autistic spectrum condition to receive the help and specialist support services they and their families need.

The Curly hair Project (CHP) is an award-winning social enterprise founded by autistic author and entrepreneur Alis Rowe. CHP resources are used by individuals, families and professionals worldwide.

Living Autism can help you find autism services, advice and support.

The Challenging Behaviour Foundation work to improve understanding of challenging behaviour, empower families with information and support, and help others to provide better services and more opportunities.

The National Autistic Society is the leading UK charity for autistic people (including those with Asperger syndrome) and their families.

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provide NHS care and treatment for people living in south east England.

BILD uses its skills, knowledge and experience to turn policy into practice, solve problems and improve support for people with disabilities.

Universal Credit pages on GOV.UK

An introduction to Universal Credit video

Jobcentre offices where eligible claimants can make a claim for Universal Credit

Money Advice Service support for Universal Credit

Universal Credit Managing Your Money video

Money Advice Service Universal Credit video

The Universal Credit Personal Planner – aimed at helping financial and digital preparation

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