What we can offer

Practical Matters has been set up to help those with neurodiverse conditions.  To access our services you do not need a diagnosis, we know how long the process can take, we’ve been there ourselves!

At Practical Matters we understand the difficulties people with neurodiverse conditions can have, so we base our support on how you work best.

We understand that some people with autism prefer to text message or email, while others prefer video calls or face-to-face meetings.  We are set up to support you through your preferred communication method!

We also understand how difficult it can be to meet a stranger in an office environment- that’s why we don’t have an office.  We like to meet people somewhere they are comfortable with, like a local library.  We don’t wear suits either, it’s good to be comfortable.

Our Services

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Brighter Futures

This is our education, employment, training and volunteering support programme. In this programme we can:

  • Create an individual action plan of what you want support with.
  • Support you with your action plan goals.
  • Create or update CV’s and cover letters.
  • Support looking and applying for voluntary and paid work.
  • Interview skills.
  • Research qualifications for desired career.
  • Support to find appropriate educational programmes.

These sessions are one-to-one and tailored to your needs.

Brighter Futures
On Track
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On Track

This is our financial programme where we can:

  • Assist with organising important documents e.g. bank statements, bills.
  • Create a complete and accurate budget.
  • Research potential income.
  • Discuss where savings could be made on outgoings.
  • Discuss options about any debts.
  • Contact other organisations for additional support.

These sessions are one-to-one and tailored to your needs.

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Making Meals

This is our basic cookery programme which is run with Cafe Track.  In these sessions you will:

  • Learn to use various kitchen equipment.
  • Become familiar with basic cooking skills.
  • Learn basic techniques.
  • Given easy to read recipes to take home.
  • All equipment and ingredients will be provided.

These sessions are held in small groups at Café Track in Northampton.

Café Track is a lovely little café that helps people with autism and provides all kinds of wonderful support to the autistic community. So, if you fancy a drink or something to eat where there is no background music pop over and say hello.

Making Meals

We know that paperwork can be boring and may bring a lot of stress to a person with autism or dyslexia which is why we do our best to keep any paperwork to it’s minimum and have designed the necessary forms with common dyslexia issues in mind.  It’s also why we are happy to write on the forms so you don’t have to.

We are also aware that not everyone benefits from hour long sessions so breaks or shorter sessions are available.

Whatever you need to feel comfortable we will do our best to provide!  If you have any questions about how we work, what we can provide or how we can accommodate your situation please do ask us, we are happy to answer your enquiry.


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