Services for people with a learning disability
We have dedicated services for people with a learning disability, as well as mainstream social work services. Mainstream services are services open to everyone.
An assessment of need is done to identify which services and supports you require. This is called a community care assessment. It may be done by a Social Worker, Care Manager or Health staff.
A package of care is developed based on your identified needs. We aim to provide services which are community based and promote social integration.
Autism spectrum disorder
Autism is a lifelong developmental disability. It is part of the autism spectrum and is sometimes referred to as an autism spectrum disorder, or an ASD. Asperger syndrome is a form of autism.
Community Learning Disability team
The Community Learning Disability team is a specialist team including professionals from social work and health care. They work together to give help and support to adults with learning disabilities, their families and carers in the community.
The team can help you access a range of services and supports, including:
- day opportunities
- training and employment opportunities
- short breaks or respite care
- independent living or living in the community
- Occupational Therapy service
For more information on these services, please contact your local social work office.