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Community Autism Support & Advice (CASA)

We are suspending our Drop-Ins and Group services from Monday 23/03/2020 following the government's guidance on social-distancing. Clients can still call us for support.  Key workers & our peer team will keep in touch with people by phone, text or email - https://www.independencetrust.co.uk/news/item/coronavirus-0 

We have also been advised to stop face to face meetings with our clients as of Monday 23/03/2020 until further notice.  We will be offering support to all our clients via telephone, text and email.  

Please note that we are still accepting referrals. 

Our contact telephone number is 01452 317460

Independence Trust is proud to be delivering the newly Commissioned Community Autism and Support Service for Gloucestershire. The service is commissioned by Gloucestershire County Council (GCC).

We will be developing the site over the next few months but in the meantime, the following information may be helpful.

For further information please contact us on 01452 317460 and ask for a member of the Autism Team.

Times of opening

The service will operate between 9.00am-17.00 Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays

We will be flexible outside these hours by providing evening and weekend support to meet the needs of the service users.

Acceptance Criteria

  • It is a countywide service for all Gloucestershire residents who are registered with a Gloucestershire G.P. or funded by NHS Gloucestershire/County Council
  • The service is for those with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Condition
  • Adults aged 18 and over
  • Young people aged 17 and over to support transition to adult services
  • The service is offered to those whose needs cannot be met by mainstream services or other specialist services alone


We will receive referrals from:  (This is not an exhaustive list)

  • ASC Diagnostic Team
  • 2gether Community Teams
  • Self-Referrals
  • Families/circle of support
  • GP
  • Employers
  • Gloucestershire Inpatient Services
  • Community Advice, Links and Mental Health Support service
  • Community Wellbeing Service

There's 2 ways to make referrals to the CASA Service; 

Self referral

You can make a self referral by completing a Self Referral Form or by contacting one of our team. 


Download a Self Referral Form here

Alternatively, you can ring us on 0345 8638323 and speak to a member of the team.

Other referral

Healthcare professionals can make referrals on someone's behalf. We accept referrals from;

2gether Trust 
Adult social care
Housing, Occupational Therapy, Benefits Agency 
Other 3rd Sector (Voluntary) Organisations
Primary care services


Download a Referral Form here


What can you get from the service

  • Information, advice and guidance
  • A wide range of interventions and support
  • We will assist you to live a life where you have a choice and are included in your local community
  • Support you to reach your potential
  • Signpost to other appropriate services
  • Support you to identify areas of interest and help you to get involved
  • You can access 1:1 work with a member of the team
  • You can access Peer support where you meet with others with similar interests
  • Access to web based information
  • Access to 'My Autism Information Booklet' (Information Passport) Here

News and Events

My Autism Information Booklet

Download a copy here