Neurodivergence has a wide spectrum that covers a range of hidden neurological conditions,
such as but not limited to Autism Spectrum, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Foetal
Alcohol Syndrome, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, and Social Anxiety. Early identification can play an
important role in enabling children and young people and their families and carers to get timely
support and to understand themselves, which is crucial in preventing escalation of needs.
Whilst some people find a diagnosis beneficial, several families and carers have fed back that
they would not have sought an assessment if help and support had been more readily
The hubs will be open for drop in visits for advice and information, without requiring a formal
referral. Staff will work with children, young people families and carers to develop strategies to
help manage their situation. Users can drop into the hubs, and staff will make follow up calls
to check in and encourage next steps. Hubs will:
• Create a safe and supportive environment where users can ask questions and be heard
without having to repeat their story
• Provide compassionate and supportive staff who act as guides to users
• Offer hope and encouragement to reduce isolation
• Identify and bring together a range of organisations to support users
• Be led by experienced staff who have both personal and professional expertise
• Provide a support network for pre and post diagnosis for individuals and their families and
• Offer information and support services on topics such as benefits, housing, employment, and
clinical services through pop up sessions.