Systems House

Amy Johnson Way

Clifton Moor


YO30 4XT

Tel: 01904 528300

The Vale of York community learning disabilities team is a multidisciplinary service that is co-located with City of York Council learning disability care management team.

The team provide a range of specialist advice, support and interventions to people with Learning Disabilities across York, Selby, Easingwold and Tadcaster. The service has an open referral system and has a single point of access at Systems House.

The team provides assessment, treatment, therapy and consultation from a range of skilled professionals (see below) to enable specialist health interventions to be delivered in the community to reduce the need for admission to specialist learning disability acute in-patient services.

The service aims to improve access to mainstream services and promote service user held health management plans working in collaboration with the individual, their family, carers and other organisations. The service also provides specialist health input where mainstream services cannot, for example, positive behaviour support plans or specialist learning disability mental health assessments

We also work with other care providers to ensure reasonable adjustments are made and to reduce health inequalities.

We provide support to other services to understand the needs the needs of people with learning disabilities and share information to enable them to make reasonable adjustments.
We provide mental health monitoring, positive behaviour management and psychological therapies as well as complex physical health and well-being interventions requiring learning disability specialists, e.g. intensive interaction, sensory processing assessments.

The team works in partnership with primary care to enable clinicians to support people with learning disabilities to access mainstream services by making reasonable adjustments.