Who is this service for?
Everyone over the age of 18 with a learning disability is entitled to an assessment of their needs.
Support with health care needs is provided for adults who:
- Have a significant impairment of intellectual functioning (i.e. an IQ under 70).
- Need significant assistance with day-to-day living skills.
- Have a recognised learning disability from childhood.
We support people with a learning disability to access mainstream (often called primary or secondary) health services, and also offer more specialist assessment and intervention relating to:
- Behaviour which challenges services
- Mental health
- Forensic needs
- Complex health needs
How do I access this service?
Anyone can make a referral to their local Community Learning Disability Team for assessment and intervention.
If you are over the age of 18 and have a learning disability, you can refer yourself. Other people who may refer to our service include relatives or support workers, a doctor or another service such as an advocate or college tutor.
If you want to know more about any of the services we provide, please contact us on the numbers on the right.