Around 1.5 million people in the UK live with a learning disability and/or autism and, of those, up to 350,000 have a severe disability.
At Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT) we focus on helping people to reach their full potential through patient-centred care which is delivered in line with our core values of respect, compassion, collaboration, integrity and excellence. These values underpin all we do and the care we provide.
We believe in supporting people living with learning disabilities and/or autism so they can thrive and achieve in the best possible way. We are committed to making sure everyone who receives care has an individualised package of support to improve their lives.
Our dedicated multi-disciplinary team provides support which is tailored to meet the individual needs of everyone in our care. We take a single and consistent approach to identifying people’s needs and building their care around those needs.
Many of our patients have experienced negative and challenging life experiences which continue to affect them, but we seek to bring about long-term change and improvement for them through the support of our skilled and professional team.
We provide a comprehensive range of lifespan learning disability services to children and adults across Coventry, Warwickshire, and Solihull, supporting patients through assessment, diagnosis and treatment until the specialist care provided by us is no longer needed.
Our dedicated team creates personal support programmes for children with mild, moderate and severe learning disabilities, from age five up to 18, and adults over 18 with a learning disability whose health needs cannot be met by mainstream services without reasonable adjustments or the support of specialist learning disability health services.
In delivering our highly specialised services we use a multi-disciplinary approach to care and treatment with our teams of trained professionals who are taken from a variety of healthcare backgrounds.
Professor Ashok Roy OBE, Consultant Psychiatrist, said: “A significant proportion of our population has a learning disability and the demand for our services is ever-growing. At our Trust, our dedicated team is passionate about improving people’s quality of life and enabling them to participate fully in their communities. It is hugely rewarding when a patient we have helped is discharged from our care.
“We are a forward-thinking Trust which is constantly striving to develop and improve the support we offer our patients. The field of learning disability is ever evolving, and we regularly review our services to ensure they meet the demands of a rapidly changing world and so we can help people to meet their full potential.”