Transitioning to our Learning Disability Services


We provide health input to adults with learning disabilities in Hampshire and Southampton who have identified unmet health need(s) that cannot be solely addressed through mainstream services.  We work with the individual, their families, carers and other supporting services on their referred need to achieve their health goal(s), after which, they will be discharged from our service. 

Individuals can access our service more than once when our Learning Disability Service criteria are met. 

Whilst referrals can be made into the team six months before the individual’s 18th birthday, we cannot begin specific assessment(s) and intervention(s) until after their 18th birthday.  Time prior to this can be used to support the individual’s transition into our service, through information gathering and attending transition meetings for example, to help inform the support required from our team, once they turn 18 years old.   

Individuals can self-refer (the following link directs you to our easy-read referral form) or referrals can be made on the individual’s behalf, provided it is with their consent or made in their best interest (in the absence of their ability to consent).   

Find out more about how we can help you. 

  • Referrals can be accepted into the team six months before the service user’s 18th Birthday.

  • All transition referrals will go through the Single Point of Access Team for assessment. 

  • Referrals should be made using our referral form with the young persons consent, or with reference to their lack of capacity to consent and best interest considerations. 

  • Find out more about the Single Point of Access and to make a referral

Our community teams have Transition Links who can help co-ordinate transition into the team.

To find out who the team’s Transition Links are, please contact your local Community Learning Disability Team

This will be available to download or complete on line

Do you know that people with learning disabilities can have an annual health check from the age of 14 and over? 

The GP Surgery should send out yearly invitations, however the GP Surgery should be contacted if this has not been received.   

Listed below are some useful links on Annual Health Checks

  • Watch this video below of Harshi’s learning disability annual health check and  health action plan. Video from NHS England.

  • Find out more about Annual Health Checks on easy read health information page


Find out more about 

- Health Facilition 

- Hospital Passports on the Easy Read Information pages on Southern Health Website 

- Hospital liasion links 

Hampshire Hospitals (HHFT) - Basingstoke, Winchester, Andover

Available - Monday – Friday - 9am – 5pm

Team Email-




Southampton General Hospital - Learning Disability and Autism Team

Available - Monday – Friday – 8.30am – 4.30pm

Team Email 



Queen Alexandra Hospital Learning Disability Liaison Nursing Team

Available – Monday – Friday – 8.30am - 4.30pm

Team Email -

Telephone number – 023 9228 6000 ext 5825



If you live in Hampshire 

If you live in Southampton

  • The Panel has been established to bring together a multi-agency group of service and operational leads from education, health and social care. Their role is to provide leadership on transition processes, overseeing and monitoring the transition of specific cases where a more focused, managed multi-agency approach is required.

  • For more information please see: SEND Local Office (Southampton City Council)

Other useful websites 

Accessibility tools

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