A SERVICE that helps parents in Trafford improve their children’s sleep has been shortlisted for an award at the National Autistic Society’s autism professional’s awards.

Sleep Tight Trafford, part of the Together Trust has been shortlisted for 'Outstanding Health Services' in the awards that are a significant acknowledgement of outstanding autism practice.

Sleep Tight Trafford is a service developed by the Together Trust in partnership with Trafford Council and NHS Trafford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to help families of children who have sleep difficulties. The service offers a specialist service for families of children with autism with sleep problems and have previously been prescribed Melatonin.

Chris Hoyle, Sleep Tight Trafford co-ordinator, said: “I am delighted that Sleep Tight Trafford has been shortlisted for this award. The Sleep Tight service is very successful and in high demand, and to have it recognised by the National Autistic Society is fantastic. We hope this will raise awareness of the issues relating to sleep for young people with autism.”

Together Trust Chief Executive, Mark Lee, said: “I am absolutely delighted that Sleep Tight Trafford have been shortlisted for a National Autistic Society award. The work everyone at the Together Trust does is truly fantastic and I am extremely proud to see that recognised.”

Award winners will be announced at an award ceremony taking place during the annual National Autistic Society conference in Harrogate on March 7.