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Adult Community Learning Disability Teams

Information about our community services for adults with learning disabilities and autism or both. The information is grouped according to which of our services are available in different parts of the North East of England.

Gateshead

The Gateshead Adult Community Learning Disability Service (CLDT) is based in Bensham Hospital Gateshead.

The CLDT 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.

Find out more about this team.

Sunderland

The Sunderland Learning Disabilities Community Treatment Team is based in Monkwearmouth Hospital, Sunderland.

It provides a range of specialist therapeutic interventions to people with a learning disability and support to mainstream health services to ensure they are accessible to people with a learning disability.

The team aims to ensure 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 multi-disciplinary approach including Nursing, Psychiatry, Psychology, Physiotheraphy, Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy (SALT).

Find out more about this team. 

The team also provides a Health Transition Nursing Team offering health needs assessments and support to young people with a learning disability and complex healthcare needs between the ages of 14-25 years to make the transition from child to adult health services. The team work with other health professionals and agencies to ensure that the healthcare received by the young person throughout the transition process is coordinated and uninterrupted. Find out more about this team. 

Health Promotion Team, Learning Disability Service (Sunderland)

The Health Promotion Team support people with learning disabilities to attend annual health checks and work with other health professionals and agencies to make sure that people with a learning disability get the healthcare they need.

Find out more about this team. 

The team have also produced an Easy Read guide on getting some help from learning disability services.

 

North Tyneside

Please note this service is provided by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, who work with both adults and children with a learning disability.

Further information is available on Northumbria Healthcare’s website here.

 

South Tyneside

South Tyneside and Gateshead Learning Disability Psychiatric and Psychological Services provide specialist assessments, formulation and interventions for adults with learning disabilities, their families, informal carers and paid care staff from various providers.

Find out more about this team. 

 

Newcastle

The Newcastle Adult Community Learning Disability Team (CTLD) is based in Benton House, Newcastle.

The CTLD provides specialist assessment and treatment to adults 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 including 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.

Find out more about this team.