Aspire - Romsey Mill

Aspire provides friendship, groups and activities for autistic children and young people. It is a programme run Romsey Mill, a local charity for families, children & young people. Aspire groups and activities take place in a variety of venues in South Cambs (Cambourne and Linton) and north and south Cambridge City. The groups are run by Aspire team youth workers and trained volunteers. At the groups, you can choose what you’d like to do – from playing with LEGO or a computer game to hanging out in a quieter space with a drink and a toastie. Ruth and the Aspire team have worked with lots of autistic young people and understand what you might need to have fun, feel comfortable and stay safe. No one will judge you for being yourself.

More information:

Aspire supports  autistic young people living in Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire. Aspire activities and groups reduce social isolation and improve the lives and mental well-being of the young people who attend.

If you would like more information or to refer a child or young person to Aspire, please contact or call the Romsey Mill office on 01223 213162.

To access the Aspire programme a child needs to:

Have an autism diagnosis;
Be in mainstream school, in Year 5 or above (up to age 18);
Live in the City of Cambridge or South Cambridgeshire.
Romsey Mill receives a high number of enquiries and referrals for Aspire and operates waiting lists for many of the groups.

Activities for children and young people
Family support groups and organisations
Managing a long-term health condition
Youth support
Additional needs catered for:
Learning difficulty friendly