Living in the community

Organisations able to support individuals with autism, living independently or semi-independently in the community are listed in the SYSTEM and LINKS sections.

Alternative Education Company

The AEC has been established with the primary focus of making a sustained difference to the life chances and social, emotional and physical well-being of disaffected young people. Read more »

Beat Bullying

BeatBullying is all about young people helping and supporting each other online. Read more »

Candlelight Homecare Services

Candlelight Caring for Autism provide a professional homecare service for people with Autism and other related conditions, thus becoming a key part of the circle of support for people with complex needs. Read more »

Compass Disability Services

Supporting disabled people and carers to have a better quality of life. Read more »

Headway Somerset

Headway Somerset is an independent charity, affiliated to Headway UK. We provide social and cognitive rehabilitation for adults with brain injury. Read more »

Homes Caring for Autism

Homes Caring for Autism believes that autistic individuals need and deserve specialist services, with staff who have a genuine understanding of autism. Read more »

Improving access to social care for adults with autism


This guide is primarily for frontline, managerial and commissioning staff in the social care sector. Read more »


Lifeways provides a range of specialist services for people with diverse needs, including residential living and transitional support. Read more »

Mind in Sedgemoor

Mind in Sedgemoor offers help and support to anyone experiencing mental ill-health. Read more »

Novas Scarman, Somerset Floating Support Service

In the South West, Novas Scarman has over 38 years of developing innovative services in response to local needs, working with a strong network of partners. Read more »

Right care index

Provides information about Care Homes, Homecare, Meal Provision, Motability, Nursing Agencies, Sheltered Housing and Extra Care, Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health, Day Care, Leisure & Recreation. Read more »


We work with disabled people and their families. We offer practical support – from information services to education and everyday care. Read more »

Somerset Rural Youth Project

Somerset Rural Youth Project is a voluntary youth work charity working with young people aged 11-25 in rural Somerset. Read more »

Somerset Youth and Community Service

Somerset Youth Services deliver youth work in larger commuities and support voluntary groups and local people to start and run their own clubs and projects. Read more »

The Cameron Trust

The Cameron Trust is a charity that provides and manages housing for disabled people, ensuring that disabled people have more choice in where and how they live. Read more »

United Response

United Response provides a range of services for people with learning disabilities, mental health needs or physical disabilities. Read more »