Make a referral

Give someone the opportunity to grow. If you know someone who you think can benefit from the services we offer, then please refer them today.

Download Referral form

Why submit a referral form?

Is Hoffmann able to help you? If so please see details below as to how to make a referral.

How to submit a referral form?

You can obtain a referral form in a number of ways which include the link on this website, via email or by contacting our Head office on 0207 269 6930, so that we can send you a referral form in the post. You could complete the referral form and send it via email to or alternatively, send it via post to:

Hoffmann Foundation for Autism
4 Gordon Avenue

What happens next?

Once we have received your referral we will review the information provided and contact you to arrange a time when it is convenient for us to meet you so that we can undertake an assessment of your needs and to discuss how our services could benefit you and ultimately support you.

We aim to provide a prompt response to how we can support which we usually complete within a 28 day period.

Personalisation Agenda and Direct Payments

What is Personalisation?

Personalisation is about delivering care and support services that place the individual at the heart of the decisions about how their care is provided and by whom. It requires a significant transformation of adult social care so that all systems, processes, staff and services are geared to putting people first. This is welcomed by Hoffmann Foundation for Autism who have always strived to put the person first and supported the individual to make informed choices concerning how they live their lives.

What is a self-directed assessment?

Self-directed assessment is a simplified assessment that is led as far as possible by the person, in partnership with the professional and focuses on the outcomes that they want to achieve in meeting their eligible needs. Assessment looks at the individual’s circumstances and situation as a whole, taking into account the needs of carers, family members and others who provide informal support. The local authority has a duty to assess what individual needs can be met through proportionate self-directed assessment and the support planning process and is legally responsible for signing off the assessment and support plan.

What is a personalised budget?

In December 2007, Putting People First (HM Government, 2007) proposed that all social care users should have access to a personal budget, with the intention that they could use it to exercise choice and control to meet their agreed social care outcomes.

Personal budgets must be implemented within the framework of self-directed assessment; ‘up-front’ allocation of funds and support planning to promote maximum choice and control.

For more information on personal budgets which are currently known as ‘Direct Payments’ – use the button below to visit the Government website.

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