Saturday, 22 September 2018

Autism service praised

A SERVICE founded by a Henley philanthropist which supports people with autism and Asperger’s has been praised by a watchdog

A SERVICE founded by a Henley philanthropist which supports people with autism and Asperger’s has been praised by a watchdog.

Kingwood Domiciliary Care, which was started in Henley by Dame Stephanie Shirley, received an overall “good” rating from the Care Quality Commission.

The service, which is now based in Lower Earley, was also rated as “outstanding” for responsiveness.

Kingwood supports more than 100 adults with autism to live in the community. Two- thirds are from Oxfordshire.

Dame Stephanie, who lives in Phyllis Court Drive with her husband Derek, founded a computer software company in 1962. After retiring at 60 to devote her time to philanthropy, she has given away more than £67 million of her personal wealth, much of it to autism research.

The couple’s late son Giles was autistic.





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