Community assessment team
The North Kirklees community assessment team (CAT) is specialist adult learning disability service for people aged 18 and over. We cover the whole of Kirklees and work in partnership and other service in the area.
We support the person accessing our service,their family or carer to manage or reduce behaviour that is challenging to help improve their wellbeing and quality of life.
Our service is made up from the following professionals:
- Specialist behaviour nurses – Work with people with learning disabilities who present with behaviour that is assessed as challenging and who are experiencing behavioral and emotional distress. Our aim is to support people to become well again, and where possible, maintain their community presence and participation.
- Speech and language therapist – Our therapists provide a specialist assessment and intervention service for people with learning disabilities who have swallowing and communication difficulties.
- Complex case manager – Works in partnership with the local clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and learning disabilities services to provide effective care for people with complex health needs.
Why would someone choose the service
We are a specialist service for people with learning disabilities; we support the person within their home and community where possible. We are understanding of their needs and that of their family or carers.
We are person centred and flexible to service user needs. We work within a variety of settings so to ensure the person receives the right support in the most suitable environment.
Staff you may meet
- Care navigator
- Nursing assistant
- Occupational therapist
- Social worker
- Support worker