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Adult Learning Disability Health Service

A learning disability affects the way a person understands information and how they communicate.

This means they can have difficulty:

  • Understanding new or complex information
  • Learning new skills
  • Coping independently

A person with a learning disability may have more specific problems processing certain forms of information.

Our Adult Learning Disability Health Service work with people to help them to understand and make choices about their health. Our teams are made up of different professionals who specialise in working with adults who have a learning disability. Sometimes we work directly with the person who needs support. We also work indirectly, through family or support workers. We help set goals and make plans to help meet needs.

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Learning Disability Liaison Nurses

Southmead Hospital


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Community Learning Disabilities Team

Service provided by Sirona