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Our Adult Learning Disability Health Service work with people to enable them to make choices about their health. Our teams are made up of a variety of clinical professionals who specialise in working with adults who have a learning disability, both directly with our service users and indirectly, offering support through family or support workers. We assist in setting goals and making plans to meet their needs.

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  • Physiotherapy/Hydrotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Psychological Therapies
  • Psychiatry
  • Community Nursing
  • Hospital Liaison Nursing
  • Positive Behaviour Support

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Community Learning Disability Team

Our Community Learning Disabilities team is made up of clinical professionals who specialise in working with adults who have a learning disability. We work with people to support their health needs in a variety of community settings, including at home or college, during our day service, in their place of work or Doctor’s surgeries. We also have hospital Liaison Nurses who are based in Southmead Hospital in Bristol.

We work with people to help them to understand and make choices about their health. Our teams are made up of a variety of clinical professionals who specialise in working with adults who have a learning disability, both directly with our service users and indirectly, offering support through family or support workers. We assist in setting goals and making plans to meet their needs.

Based in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset, we provide community support across each of these localities.

Learning Disability and Autism Liaison Service

Based at Southmead Hospital, Weston General Hospital and Bristol Royal Infirmary, the primary aim of our Learning Disability and Autism Liaison Service is to support individuals who have learning disabilities and / or autistic people to access acute hospital provision and specialist healthcare when needed. This is achieved through collaborative working with our service users, carers, community colleagues and hospital staff to provide reasonable adjustments enabling access to hospital facilities.

Our key goals ensure individuals receive the safe harm-free care they need by providing reasonable adjustments and timely intervention to facilitate access to outpatient appointments, supporting inpatient admissions, ensuring safe discharge, minimising delayed discharge and reducing the risk of avoidable re-admission.

What is it like to live and work here?

Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, in the Southwest of England, are stunning parts of the country and they have great contrasts.

Countryside walks, the seaside, one of the UKs best cities to live in, vibrant culture, diverse communities – just some of the best bits we love about these areas (even on the rainy days!).

Along with Agenda for Change benefits including salary and pension, we offer a competitive Relocation Scheme. To find out if you’re eligible, talk to our Recruitment team to see if we could help you to relocate to the place we love to call home with up to £8000.

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Bristol

We love Bristol because of its energetic and culturally diverse people. And we’re not the only ones because Bristol has been named as one of the UK’s best places in the Sunday Times Best Places to Live Guide in 2022.

Home of the International Balloon Fiesta and infamous street artist, Banksy, you can
immerse yourself in the vibrant arts and culture. Renowned for its urban landscape and quirky, Bohemian feel, Gloucester Road has a variety of places to eat as well as authentic independent shops.

With excellent transport links such as bus routes and cycle paths, it’s convenient to get around – we even have environmentally friendly buses! If you love sports and music, or enjoy a foodie festival, Bristol has a lot to offer – learn about our history and be inspired by our heritage.

Bristol’s food scene is bursting with restaurants, markets, breweries and bars. St Nicholas Market has a maze of quirky stalls, street food and historic architecture in the heart of the old city and has been trading since 1743. If you’re looking to taste something unique, why not try Easton’s shops specialising in organic and ethnic foods?

North Somerset

Portishead is North Somerset’s second largest town after Weston-super-Mare and is filled
with charm and character. Surrounded by natural beauty, experience the iconic woodland and coastal views.

With beautiful sandy beaches and countryside to explore – it’s a great way to spend quality time together. Discover the stunning scenery or picture the peaceful scenes in North
Somerset’s quaint, rural villages.

We recommend taking a daytrip to the seaside resort of Weston-super-Mare, famous for its donkey rides on the beach and amuse yourself for hours in the arcades. Or why not take a stroll along Clevedon’s famous pier?

Nearby Nailsea is close to the sea, yet right on the doorstep of Bristol’s bustling city life. If you’re looking to travel abroad, Bristol Airport is conveniently situated in North Somerset, just eight miles south of central Bristol, and is easily accessed by car, coach or bus.

South Gloucestershire

South Gloucestershire is a place of outstanding natural beauty and has much to offer with
its characterful market towns and historic buildings, yet modern and contemporary feel. Picture acres of open green spaces – great for picnics in the park. Or explore the countryside by foot or bicycle and stop for a coffee along the way.

Situated near to Bristol and Bath and just a bridge away from beautiful South Wales, there are plenty of places to relax, socialise and meet new people, within just a few miles. You’ll have the best of both worlds with the city and the countryside close to home.

Or if you’re thinking of planning your next trip - why not leave the car at home? Bristol Parkway train station is easily accessible and offers convenience with a variety of trains frequently servicing the UK.

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Interested in learning more?

As we continue to grow, we’re looking for people like you to help us make a real difference to the people and families in our communities.

If you’re looking for a rewarding NHS career in the community, surrounded by beautiful countryside, the coast and vibrant cities nearby, let us help you to discover your potential.

With flexible working and full NHS benefits in return, find out how we can support you to learn, grow and develop each day.

Get in touch with our Recruitment team to find out more.

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