Having a learning disability is a permanent condition affecting around 2% of the population. Our bedless service aims to ensure that specialist help is available when and where it is needed.
Our team of learning disabilities specialists have a wide range of skills and a depth of knowledge, experience and excellence that enables us to help people with learning disabilities living with additional complex health needs.
The learning disabilities service, which support residents aged 18 and over from both Derby City and Southern Derbyshire, provides assessment, intervention, treatment, advice, guidance and training as required.
Our learning disabilities services include:
- Five multidisciplinary community teams
Also, based at St Andrews House in Derby, the team provides an assessment, treatment and support service, 24-hour crisis response service, training and development lead and a strategic health facilitation team. A learning disability acute liaison nurse is also based at the Royal Derby Hospital to support people who have a learning disability when they visit the hospital.
By coupling innovation with community-based services for people with complex learning disabilities, we are helping keep people within their communities at times when their needs go beyond the remit of mainstream health services to ensure better outcomes. We have already helped secure an 80% reduction in expensive out-of-area placements by providing intensive and flexible home support.
Learn more about the different types of learning disabilities, how to cope with a diagnosis and challenging behaviour, and much more, by visiting our live well with a learning disability page.