Service changes and visiting during the COVID-19 pandemic
During this COVID-19 pandemic there may be changes in the way some of our services work. Contact the service directly to check how services are being delivered and follow their advice.
Some of our services now offer video consultations. You should speak to your clinician if this is something you would like them to consider. You can find out more about video consultation here.
Contact the ward you wish to visit in advance for guidance and instructions for a safe visit.
You can read some general NHS guidance on visiting healthcare inpatient settings.pdf [pdf] 89KB
If you need help in a mental health crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic outside office hours please contact our crisis team: Help in a crisis
For other medical advice and support contact your GP or visit NHS 111
Only visit your local Emergency Department for serious life-threatening conditions that need immediate medical attention including persistent severe chest pain, loss of consciousness, acute confused state, severe breathlessness, severe blood loss, serious burns or suspected stroke.
Community Learning Disability Nursing Team (CLDTs)
We are a group of Specialist Learning Disability Nurses based in the Community Learning Disability Teams (CLDT's)
Our service is for adults (over 18) with a diagnosis of an intellectual (learning) disability. We work closely with other health professionals.
Community nurses can help with:
- emotional and behavioural needs
- understanding your own physical health needs
- Sexual health needs
- getting the right help you need from all health services
We will talk to you about the help you need and how we can support you. This may include:
- working with your family and support staff
- giving you advice
- working with Adult Services and other agencies
- Working with other health professionals e.g. doctor, hospital, dentist etc
We can give you advice about physical and mental health conditions. We can assess your health needs. We might work with you as an individual, or in a group.
Here is some more detailed information about what we can offer you:
We also work with staff so that they can meet your needs. We may go to meetings to talk about how to help you to stay healthy.
All of our sites have disabled access. Limited car parking is available for visitors.
We have produced a video called Making Sense of Adult ADHD to help carers and families after diagnosis.
Accessing our service
Please contact us using the details below.
Service opening hours
9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday (excluding bank holidays)
Help in a crisis
Outside of office hours please contact your GP service, NHS 111, or in an emergency attend your local Accident and Emergency (A&E) department.