Calderdale adult learning disability health service

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About the 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 team also try to improve the service users experience of mainstream services by supporting these services with reasonable adjustments and developing their understanding of working with people with a learning disability.

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 if their needs cannot be met within mainstream services without support.

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