Scarborough, YO1 3EG
Tel: 01723 580940
About the service
The community learning disabilities service is for adults with learning disabilities. The team work to help people to access main stream physical and mental health services.
This can be by supporting health services, which can be acute hospitals, community health services and mental health services, to provide treatment and care to people who may find it difficult due to their disability to be able to access these services.
The team may also provide direct specialist care to those who require it.
The team has a consultant psychiatrist, psychologist, physiotherapist, occupational therapist and has input from speech and language therapists.
Community nursing staff trained in working with people with learning disabilities are also part of the team.
How to access the service
Referrals usually come from general practitioners (GPs) and are usually made by letter or by telephone contact.
People referred to the team can expect an initial assessment of overall needs as well as specific assessment for a particular difficulty. These assessments may be carried out by any one of the team members depending on the reason for the referral, but usually it would be a nurse in the first instance.