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Learning Disability Service - Community Learning Disability Team (Health)

Description

The Community Learning Disability Team is a specialist health service for people with learning disabilities.  They operate as a multi-disciplinary team. 

The Community Learning Disability Team is comprised of the following:

  • Psychiatry
  • Psychologists
  • Occupational Therapists and Therapy Assistants
  • Community Nurses and Health Facilitators
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Clinical Assistants

Clinicians within the teams are managed by and professionally accountable to professional Heads of Service.  There is strong collective accountability and management of the teams through the CLDT Leadership and Management Group. 

The service offers comprehensive, integrated, holistic, specialist health care assessment and intervention to people with learning disabilities who fulfil the criteria for access to the service. Functions of the team include:

  • Assessment, diagnosis and intervention in a range of conditions and presentations associated with learning disability.
  • Directly support individuals or work through an intermediary, such as a family member or paid carer.
  • Work closely with primary and secondary health services to make sure that appropriate health and other services are accessed.
  • Undertake ‘enabling work’ with service providers, to improve approaches to enable others to better meet the needs of this population as required under the Disability Discrimination Act to promote good health and wellbeing.
  • Contribute to the delivery of national policies.
  • Support to improve social inclusion.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Lyn Morgan/John Bagnall/Louise Barber
Contact Position
Access & Referral Co-ordinators
Telephone
0114 2261562
E-mail
cldtbusinesssupport@shsc.nhs.uk
Website
shsc.nhs.uk
Related Links
Rob Greig DoH Commissioning Specialist Adult Learning Disability Health Services Good Practice Guidance

Where to go

Name
Community Learning Disability Team (Health)
Address
33
Love Street
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
Postcode
S3 8NW

When is it on?

Time of day
Afternoon
Morning
Days
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Session Information
The CLDTs core operating times are Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm with the exception of bank holidays. When necessary and by appointment
sessions with individual clinicians are available outside of these hours

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access
Yes
Wheelchair access details
Level access building with lift to upper floor
Supports special needs and disabilities
Yes
Special needs and disabilities experience
Social, emotional and mental health needs
Medical Needs or long term illness
Speech, Language & Communication needs
Down's Syndrome
Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulty
Severe Learning Difficulty
Hearing impairment
Moderate Learning Difficulty
Additional special needs information
All of above that are ticked must be in conjunction with a person having a learning disability
Able to accommodate other cultures/ethnicities
Yes
Additional culture/ethnicity information
Access to multi-faith facilities at alternative building

Other Details

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

Referrals to the team can be made using the referral form available below

Facilities
  • Disabled Facilities
  • Changing facilities
  • Catering facilities
Notes

The Community Learning Disability Team support people city-wide in a wide variety of locations; in their own home, in day services, in respite care,


Local Offer

Contact Name
Lucy Ashall
Contact Email
lucy.ashall@nhs.net

General Extended Local Offer Response

Eligibility criteria for your service and any priority groups 

Learning disability includes the presence of:

  • A significantly reduced ability to understand new or complex information, to learn new skills (impaired intelligence), with:
  • A reduced ability to cope independently (impaired social functioning); Which started before adulthood, with a lasting effect on development.

People aged 18 years and upwards with a learning disability and learning disability plus challenging behaviour, autism, profound and multiple impairment, complex health needs.

Do you operate a waiting list? 
Yes
Waiting list details 

SHSC will aim to achieve an 18 weeks maximum waiting time for the first available appointment for a routine referral across all services.  It is recognised, however, that most services will aspire to achieve improved access standards depending on the needs of their particular clients, and in most cases the waiting time will therefore be less than 18 weeks.

 

 

Staffing arrangements details 

The CLDTs core operating times are Monday to Thursday 8.45 am to 5.15 and 8.45 to 4.45 on a Friday with the exception of bank holidays.  When necessary and by appointment, sessions with individual clinicians are available outside of these hours:

  • Psychiatry
  • Psychologists
  • Occupational Therapists and Therapy Assistants
  • Community Nurses and Health Facilitators
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Clinical Assistants

 

Staff training to support children/young people with SEND 

Staff are appropriately qualified and registered with their relevant professional body.  All clinicians work to the relevant professional standards and codes of practice and regulatory body standards e.g. NMC, BPS, HPC.

Operational management is provided by the CLDT Team Manager with professional management and supervision through individual discipline Clinical Leads.

Staff are appropriately qualified and registered with their relevant professional body.  All clinicians work to the relevant professional standards and codes of practice and regulatory body standards e.g. NMC, BPS, HPC.

Operational management is provided by the CLDT Team Manager with professional management and supervision through individual discipline Clinical Leads.

All clinicians work to Sheffield Health and Social Care Foundation Trust minimum training requirements.  In addition to this, each profession is required to comply with their Continued Professional Development requirements, as specified in their relevant regulatory standards.

The Joint Learning Disabilities Service has a regular programme of service evaluations being led by the Psychology Service.  These complement the commissioned audit process and aim to evaluate key parts of the service to bring about service improvements.

A number of clinicians are involved in research projects, usually in collaboration with academic institutions.  All research is subject to the appropriate Research Governance requirements.

How do you communicate with your service users? 
Parent training
Directly with parents/carers
Learning events
Progress updates provided

Last Updated
28/06/2018
Keywords
Learning Disabilties, LD, Learning, Disability, Community Learning Disability Team, SEND,
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