The Intensive Support Team, based at Monkwearmouth Hospital in Sunderland, ensures that people who require learning disability specialist services and experience mental health and/or challenging behaviour have their overall health needs maintained in the community.
The service is provided by a group of experienced support workers led by a registered nurse. The service can access support from psychiatry, psychology, physiotherapy and occupational therapy if required.
The team provide day care and respite care to allow service users to remain living in the community supported by families and carers.
The direct number for IST (Intensive Support Team) is 0191 569 9985. We are situated on the first floor at Monkwearmouth Hospital. Hours are generally 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday but some evening and weekend work and 24 hour cover for respite care.
How can I get referred?
You can be referred by a Specialist Mental Health Service or your GP.