Welcome to Lifeworks

Supporting People in North Staffordshire with Autistic Spectrum Conditions

Who are Lifeworks Staffordshire?

Lifeworks supports marginalised people 14+ in North Staffordshire with an average IQ, with Autism, ADHD, Dyspraxia, Tourette's Syndrome, mostly with mental ill health, and their carers to find a sustainable lifestyle. 

Lifeworks was established in 2006 by Louise Zandian, who is our CEO. We received the Queen's Award for Voluntary Services in 2012. From our own experiences, knowledge, and professional training, we understand that being on the Autistic Spectrum has many challenges for those on the spectrum and their families.

Lifeworks liaise with several local organisations, including @21, Autism Assessment Service, North Staffs Carers, Alice Charity, Our Space, Job Centre, SAAS, NSAAA, Healthwatch, and PEGIS. 
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Mission Statement 
To support marginalised people 14+ with an average IQ with Autism, ADHD, Dyspraxia, Tourette's Syndrome, mostly with mental ill health, and their carers to find a sustainable lifestyle.
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What is Autism?

Autism affects the way a person communicates and how they experience the world around them. It is considered a spectrum condition. While autistic people share some similar characteristics, they are also all different from each other. The autism spectrum isn't linear from high to low but varies, just as one person might vary from another.

Autistic people may:
• find it hard to communicate and interact with other people
• not understand social rules and might seem blunt or rude
• find it hard to understand how other people think or feel
• take things very literally
• find things like bright lights, loud noises, smells, or certain textures overwhelming, stressful or uncomfortable
• get anxious or upset about unfamiliar situations and social events
• get anxious about any changes to routine
• take longer to understand information
• repeat the same things over and over
• have highly specific interests or hobbies
• notice details that others miss
• have increased empathy or immense care for people or animals

Facts and Figures

Autism diagnoses are on the rise and it is estimated that approximately one in every 100 children in the UK has autism. It is thought that for every three children with a diagnosis of autism there are another two children who have the condition but have not been given a formal diagnosis. Many people do not realise they have autism or get a diagnosis until adulthood. 
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700,000

More than 700,000 individuals have been diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum in the UK.

16%

Only 16% of adults with autism in the UK are in full-time paid employment, and only 32% are in paid work.

143,500

143,500 school aged children have autism stated as their primary type of need in Special Educational Needs Support and Education

5x

Autism is diagnosed between four and five times more in males than females. Autism in females is sometimes not recognised.

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Updates and the latest information about Lifeworks Staffordshire
Coronavirus Update

The Lifeworks office is now open for booked appointments only. To make an appointment, you must be a client or carer of Lifeworks. You can request an appointment by phone, email, or text. To make a new referral please contact us To protect our staff, trustees, volunteers, and clients, we are not running any drop-in […]

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The Reason I Jump

The Reason I Jump Based on the bestselling book by Naoki Higashida, the film blends Higashida’s deeply personal descriptions of his autism, written when he was just 13, with intimate portraits of five non-speaking autistic people from around the world as they go about their daily lives. More detailed information about the film is available […]

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World Autism Day 2021

World Autism Awareness Day is an internationally recognized day on 2 April every year. There are events all over the world to raise awareness to improve the lives of people on the spectrum World Autism Awareness Day - EN | United Nations The National Autistic Society have World Autism Week, they provide resources such as […]

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  12 Merrial St 
  Newcastle-under-Lyme
  ST5 2AD
  info@lifeworksstaffordshire.org.uk
  Landline: 01782 615222.
  Mobiles: 07401811582, 07450002289.
  Charity Number 1120803
  Copyright 2021 Lifeworks Staffordshire

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