Wakefield adult learning disability health service
This service is a community health service for people with learning disabilities who need support to improve health and wellbeing. It includes psychiatry, psychology, specialist learning disability nursing, therapists and an intensive support team with many different skills.
The team provide specialised support to people with learning disabilities who are unable to access mainstream health services and aims to improve their overall health and wellbeing. The team works with adults of all ages and people in transition who require specialist planning. The team works in partnership with social work staff, primary and secondary health services, and care providers.
The intensive support team works with a small number of service users who require intensive support to prevent admission to hospital, loss of placement or contact with the criminal justice system due to behaviours or mental health needs that cannot be managed by mainstream services.
Why would someone choose the service
People with learning disabilities can access all of their health professionals in one team and our multidisciplinary team can help them to enjoy better health.
Staff you may meet
- Non-clinical support staff
- Other clinical staff
- Specialist health worker