Learning Disability Team (Adult)

  • We provide a person-centred community based service to adults with a learning disability in Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull. Each of the four teams consists of specialist nursing, psychiatry, psychology, speech and language therapy, Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists. Other services can be accessed depending on location, for example art therapy, music therapy or aromatherapy.

  • Address: Various locations across Coventry,  Warwickshire and Solihull,

About this Service

Telephone number: 0300 200 0011
Referral Criteria: Central Booking Service
 

The multidisciplinary teams offer services to adults with a learning disability, and comprise of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Community Nurses, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapists, Support Workers, speech and language therapy and aromatherapy. Music and art therapy is also available in some areas.

The teams operate an open referral system, meaning that anyone can make a referral to them for support with their health care. The team will assess the person referred to assess the health care need and to see what interventions, if any, will help to reduce the impact of their problem. These interventions may be behavioural in nature, for example, supporting a person to understand their condition or to support an individual or their carers to do things differently. The intervention may be more traditionally medical, for example, medication may be prescribed or a particular treatment may be suggested.


Health Facilitation and Acute Liaison

The team is also part of the community learning disability service. The team ensure that adults with learning disabilities receive the health care they need to live healthy lives and are treated as equal citizens within society. The team has identified nurses to work and liaise with the local acute hospitals covering University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire, George Eliot Hospital, Warwick Hospital, Solihull Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and Heartlands Hospital. The nurses support people through hospital admissions.

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Common conditions we work with

Conditions we do not work with

To access services an individual needs to have an identified health need and a learning disability (an IQ at 70 or less).

We do not provide services to people who have dyslexia, ADHD or Autism unless they also have an additional learning disability.

If you need support with housing, care needs or social activities please contact your local Social Services department. 

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