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
  • Communication
  • Dementia
  • Sexual health needs
  • Getting the right help you need from all health services
  • Mindfulness

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:

For patients aged 14 and over, and are registered on their doctor's learning disability register, you should receive an annual health check. Find out more about annual health checks and watch a video explaining them further on the NHS website

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.

Accessing our service

Please contact us using the details below.

Service opening hours

9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday (excluding bank holidays)

Contact and find us

To make a referral or for general enquires, there is a single point of access (SPA) to the multi-disciplinary team.

Telephone: 0300 303 1930


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.

Information for health professionals

Contact the IDD SPA team to make a referral on: 0300 303 1930


Team Manager

Sara Dowling - Tel: 0115 854 2233


Service commissioned by Nottingham City and County Clinical Commissioning Groups



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