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Community Learning Disabilities Team for Adults

This team works with adults who have a learning disability to offer specialist health care intervention, advice and support, which cannot be met within mainstream health services.

This team works with adults who have a learning disability to offer specialist health care intervention, advice and support, which cannot be met within mainstream health services. A person must be 18 or over to receive a service from this team and be registered with a South Tyneside GP practice.

The team includes community nurses, clinical psychologists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, a consultant psychiatrist and physiotherapy.

Examples of services provided by the tam include:

  • Assessment of health care needs
  • Assessment of mental health
  • Health action plans
  • Mobility assessments
  • Risk assessments
  • Continence promotion
  • Support to manage challenging behaviour, including anger management
  • Support in relation to mental health needs
  • Support to develop independence and social skills
  • Support in relation to sexual health and relationships
  • Support to parents who have a learning disability
  • Loss and bereavement work
  • Communication assessments
  • Health promotion
  • Self-esteem and confidence building

How to make a referral:
Anyone can make a referral to the Community Learning Disabilities Team, such as people with learning disabilities themselves, professionals and carers. The Community Learning Disabilities health professionals work closely with the social work team within the integrated Community Learning Disabilities Team.

For further information or to make a referral contact the team on 0191 283 2583

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