Community Learning Disability Service

Our Specialist Learning Disability Services work in partnership with local communities to improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities for adults with learning disabilities. This will enable adults with learning disabilities to lead more independent and fulfilling lives and will promote inclusion, choice and rights. The specialist learning disability service works with people who are 18 years old and upwards.

Following referral, we will carry out an assessment which may involve input from any of the following services who are part of a multidisciplinary team: physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, community learning disability nursing, psychology, psychiatry, autism service, the outreach service.

The Learning Disability Service will:

  • Offer clinical expertise on complex needs of people with learning disabilities using evidence based care pathways
  • Provide specialist advice to enable care pathways and care planning to be applied effectively to people with a learning disability
  • Improve our service based upon patient and carer feedback
  • Enable people with a learning disability to maximise their independence and obtain optimal physical and mental health
  • Support mainstream services to deliver care to people with learning disability needs that can not be met by primary care services
  • Ensure people with a learning disability are involved in their collaborative care and care planning
  • Provide specialist training, support and advice to individuals and other partners who are working with the patient.
  • Work with people with a learning disability to co-design our services

Referral criteria

Please contact the learning disabilities access team by letter or phone as this is the single point of access for the Learning Disability Service.

You can also fill out our learning disability access referral form and send it to the below address.

Learning Disability Access Team

138 Winstanley Drive



Tel: 0116 295 4528

Criteria exclusion

See referral criteria.

How to access this service

To access our service you can:

  • Speak to your GP
  • Speak to any other healthcare professional involved in your care
  • Social worker referral
  • Contact us directly and refer yourself, providing you are over the age of 18
  • Carers can also refer directly into our service

Telephone for referrals: 0116 295 4528

What conditions do you cover

Learning disabilities

Contact info

0116 295 4528

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