We support people who are 18 years old and over.
The Agency can provide support for specific hours during the week up to 24 hrs a day. Sleep-in or
waking night staff can also be provided.
The hours of support will reflect the person's assessed need. The grade
and experience of staff will reflect the persons needs and interests.
All of the individuals supported by the Agency have an autism spectrum disorder. Many people
also have additional or associated disabilities of difficulties, including sensory impairment or
sensitivity, epilepsy, mental health problems, learning difficulties, challenging behaviour.
Staff have extensive skills and knowledge in meeting peoples very varied needs and supporting
them to achieve positive outcomes in all aspects of their lives.
ESPA also employs a multi-disciplinary team who are available to provide additional professional
support, advice and intervention.
The funding for the support can be through the Local Authority Primary Care Trust, Direct Payments, Individual Budgets
or Independent Living Fund, or a combination of the above.