The Gateshead Adult Community Team Learning Disability is based in Bensham Hospital Gateshead.
The team provides specialist assessment and treatment to people aged 18 and onwards with learning disabilities and additional health needs, where their needs are complex and require a specialist and or integrated approach to care and treatment and cannot be met through mainstream services. The teams are staffed by a range of specialist learning disability health professionals Psychiatry, Psychology, Nursing, Speech Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Nurse Liaison, Health Care Support Workers and Admin, all with training and experience of working with individuals and their families, carers and supporters. The community team offers a range of service functions including specialist interventions in Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) mental health and physical health.
How can I get referred?
We have an open referral system. This means anybody can refer for themselves or somebody else. The person being referred must agree to the referral being made where able to consent or made in the persons best interest.
Referrals can be made:
- by phone or letter
- in person
- by completing a referral form available from the admin team at Gateshead Community Team Learning Disability