Community Learning Difficulties Service

community LD

About us

The team is made up of staff with different specialisms to provide the best possible help and support, including nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists and music and drama therapists.

What we do

Our Community Learning Disability Service provides assessment, consultation and short, focused treatments and support for children and young people up to the age of 18 who have a learning disability.

We help:

  • Pre-school children who are delayed cognitively by at least a third of their chronological age and are also delayed in two other areas, such as motor, social or communication/language skills.
  • School aged children who have a learning disability and who are delayed by at least three years in cognitive ability and are also delayed in two other areas, such as communication and self-help skills.

For more information you can read our service leaflet here. An easy read version of this leaflet is available by clicking here.

How to access our service

We accept referrals from health, social care or education practitioners such as a GP or teacher. This ensures that every child or young person referred is in contact with the right service and receives appropriate treatment and support. Please contact your GP, teacher or social care worker to get a child or young person a referral to our service. More information is available on our 'Making a referral' web page.

 


If you have any questions about a child or young person’s mental health, call CAMHS One Stop for advice on 0300 222 5755.

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