Published: 6th Apr 2020

Bristol City Council has announced a review into how they can become a more autism-friendly city. The authority and the Keeping Bristol Safe Partnership have commissioned a non-statutory review of services which will establish how autism aware local agencies across Bristol are, and will include national recommendations for making Bristol and other cities more user-friendly for people with a learning disability and/or autism. Carried out independently by Sir Stephen Bubb, the review is currently underway and the findings will be published on the Keeping Bristol Safe Partnership website before the end of the year. It is estimated that around 700,000 are living with autism in the UK. People with the condition process the world around them in a different, more intense way to other people and can often feel overwhelmed in busy, public places which can lead to people with autism being misunderstood or isolated. People with autism also may … (To read the full article, subscribe below)