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Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Intellectual Disability Services

Provide NHS services to people with intellectual disability living in the Nottingham City and the county of Nottinghamshire. The service serves a population of approximately 1,050,000 people.


This service provision is delivered by a range of intellectual disability specialist professionals including: 

  • Registered Learning Disability Nurses
  • Speech & Language Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists  
  • Arts Therapists
  • Administration support services


These services are offered in a variety of settings including NHS bases, community bases and private homes.

We provide specialist health services for people with intellectual disability that are focussed on those for whom mainstream provision cannot meet their needs. Services are delivered by a range of approaches, including uni-professional, multi-professional and multi-agency approaches, depending on the needs of individual service users and the service offered.

Detailed information about the service is available here. This includes contact details for relevant teams.

For general enquiries about the service, contact:

Shirley Lavender, Service Team Leader, Specialist Services Directorate

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Specialist Services Directorate

Highbury Hospital

Telephone: 0115 9691300 ext 12143

Email: shirley.lavender@nottshc.nhs.uk

Belonging DVD

The Trust’s Intellectual Disability Service is breaking new ground. Like other services we aim to help people become as autonomous as possible, but we balance this by also aiming to improve each person’s sense of belonging. Not just to the mainstream but to anything that enhances their well-being. Usually belonging involves being a member of a social group, but a sense of belonging may also come from going regularly to familiar places, or regularly taking part in familiar activities. View the Belonging DVD to see how our staff use their specialist skills to help people to belong.