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Adult Autism Service (City and Hackney)

The Primrose Resource Centre,
23 Primrose Square,
E9 7TS
Telephone: 02085251115


Who we are: 

The City and Hackney Adult Autism Service is a National Health Service (NHS) that offers diagnosis, brief interventions and advice to adults living in City and Hackney who have not had a previous diagnosis of Autism Disorder. 

What we do: 

Autism is a lifelong developmental condition that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to other people.  It also affects how they make sense of the world around them.

It is a spectrum condition, which means that it will affect people in different ways and is therefore referred to as an Autistic Spectrum.

The three main areas of difficulty people with Autism can experience includes:

• Difficulty with social communication and understanding what people think and feel.
• Difficulty with social interaction.
• Difficulty with rigidity and repetitive behaviours. Difficulty coping with change and unpredictability.

Hackney Adult Autism Service offers diagnosis, brief interventions and advice to adults living in City and Hackney who have not had a previous diagnosis of Autism Disorder.

Benefits of a diagnosis

Being assessed is helpful in clarifying why you respond and communicate in the way that you do. An assessment can  confirm whether you do in fact have Autism or not. Either way, this knowledge can aid you to access services and support that can help and support you. 

If you are diagnosed with Autism, it can enable you to:

• Gain an understanding of yourself, learning about your condition and how to cope.
• Access services that suit your needs.
• Access certain benefits: such as DLA (Disability Living Allowance) or PIP (personal Independence Payments). Students you could be eligable to claim Disabled Students Allowance.
• Get help at work: employers have a responsibility to make “reasonable adjustments” to your work environment

You could be eligible for a community care assessment under The Care Act 2014 in order to access care and support.

Benefits of a diagnosis - Souce: The National Autistic Society: 

Record Last Updated on: 28/04/2020

Time / Date Details

Time of day


Session Information

9am - 5pm
By appointment only

Other Details

Who is eligible?

It is important that the people who are being referred to the service are aware of the referral and consents to being referred to the service. 

This service is for adults aged 18 years and over. Young people under 18 should be referred to CAMHS our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

The Adult Autism Service cannot accept referrals if there is an existing Autistic Spectrum Disorder/Autism Diagnosis.

The service cannot accept referrals from individuals with an existing diagnosis of Learning Disability. Instead, these patients can be referred to the Learning Disabilities Service.  

Intergrated Learning Disability Service 

Phone: 020 8356 7444

Hackney Service Centre, 1 Hillman Street, Hackney E8 1DY


Referral required?


Referral Details

Referral form available from the download section of this page. 

Please send referrals to CHAMHRAS 
(City & Hackney Adult Mental Health Referrals and Assessment Service) 

The Junction
City and Hackney Centre for Mental Health
Homerton Hospital
Homerton Row
E9 6SR

Phone:  020 8510 8011 
Fax: 020 8510 8064


What to do if you have a complaint

Complaints can be made to a clinician or manager in the service or alternatively through the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS).

The service can be contacted on 020 8510 7315 or

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