Adult Learning Disability Service

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Adult Learning Disability Service

Service details

Health services include: Learning Disability Community Nurses and Hospital Liaison Nurse, Speech and Language Therapists, Hearing Therapist, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapist, Psychiatrist, Psychologists, Dietitians, Fitness Instructor, Health Support Workers


Free to access

Main telephone

01793 715000

The page was last updated on 20 September 2019

Service summary

The Specialist Learning Disability and Autism Diagnostic Team is a team working with the Health Needs of Adults with a complex Learning Disability and/or Autism.

Further information

We can help with:
Eating and Drinking difficulties, Communication and Hearing difficulties, Dietary and Nutritional Needs, Autism, Complex Physical Needs, Long Term Health Conditions, Behaviour that challenges others, Sensory Disability, Mental Health Illness.
Also if you have committed criminal offences or you are at risk of offending behaviour. 

We aim to improve the Health and health experiences for people with a Learning Disability, in the community, in hospital and in GP surgeries. This may include working with you or your supporters.
We provide assessment, person centred planning, support and advice for carers, training, therapeutic interventions, signposting to access others services, individual or group work.

Client groups

The team accepts referrals for Young People aged 18 years and older, with a Learning Disability (IQ less than 70) and Complex Health Needs.
There are three core criteria for Learning Disability, 1) Significant impairment of intellectual functioning, 2) Significant Impairment of adaptive/social functioning, 3) Age of onset is before adulthood.

Main address

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Tru
Chatsworth House
6 Bath Road