Mums and dads who recently missed out on sharing their views on the services available for children with autism in Swindon have another chance to give feedback at listening event later this month.

Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group, which is responsible for purchasing healthcare in the town, is seeking parents’ opinions as it looks to improve the way in which youngsters with special needs access the help and support they need.

Parents were previously invited to discuss their experiences of the healthcare services used by their family at a daytime event last month.

Anybody who was unable to make it last time can still have their say by coming along to the next session, which will take place between 6.30pm and 8.30pm on Monday 16 July at Swindon Borough Council’s Civic Offices.

In recent years, the number of children in Swindon needing specialist support for conditions such as autism has increased, which has led to some families waiting longer than usual for professional care, treatment or advice.

By involving parents in the changes, healthcare commissioners hope to be able to introduce a more effective referral system that supports children to get the care they need in the quickest time possible.

The two hour session, which will be attended by health representatives from across the town, is also an opportunity for people to hear more about the improvements being planned for Swindon’s autism services.

Staff will be on hand throughout the evening to listen to parents’ views and to record any feedback they have around how current services could be improved.

Although open to all parents of children with autism, anybody wishing to come along to the listening event is asked to register their place in advance by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 01793 683700.