Who is this service for?
This service is for people with a learning disability and their carers, living in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire who are registered with a GP in the area.
What we do
The community learning disabilities team is made up of different professionals who work with adults who have a learning disability. We work with people to support their health needs.
We work in community settings, for example: at home, college, day service, work places or doctors surgery. We also have hospital liaison nurses that work in Southmead Hospital.
We work with people to help them to understand and make choices about their health. Sometimes we will work directly with the person who needs support. We also work indirectly through family or support workers. We will help set goals and make a plan to help meet needs.
Our team includes:
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech and Language Therapy
- Psychological Therapies
- Community Nursing
- Hospital Liaison Nursing
- Positive Behaviour Support
Our advice lines are available to health and social care professionals and members of the public who require advice and guidance to support people with a learning disability with managing their health care.
Please use the lines below to speak to a team in your area. Lines are open Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm
0300 124 5888