Reduced services due to Covid-19
Together with the rest of the NHS, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust is preparing for the unprecedented demands of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. During this time, your care may change a little, for example it may be delivered in a different way, or may have to be postponed for a while. We will try to explain why we have to take these steps below.
As a result of the outbreak, we are prioritising the care we normally provide, and some services will be restricted or closed. We will be writing to patients who are affected. If you were expecting to attend one of our clinics in the next few days and have not received a letter, please phone the number provided on your original appointment letter to confirm whether you should still attend.
To see whether one of our services is affected please click here: https://www.leicspart.nhs.uk/service-update/
We carry out comprehensive assessments to inform the development of positive behaviour support guidelines, working together with the person, multi-disciplinary team, carers and other services. We also provide direct support if appropriate.
People who use our service can expect to receive an initial contact from a qualified practitioner to gather assessment information and gain consent. If it is decided our service will provide the most appropriate support/help, you will have a named nurse who will talk to you and/or your carers about how the team will work with you; whether we need to meet and talk to you, talk to other people or observe how you are. We would gather this information together and share it with you and your carers to help everyone consider if and how changes can be made to help support you.
The team currently consists of eight qualified nurses (RNLD) five healthcare support workers, an occupational therapist and a speech and language therapist, with support from psychiatry.
Adults aged 18 years + with a diagnosed learning disability and their carers where the person with a learning disability has challenging behaviours that might mean they cannot continue to be supported in the community/at home.
Who to contact if you need an interpreter or information about disabled access
This is assessed on receiving the referral.