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Southampton Community Learning Disability Teams

This fact sheet provides information on health and adult (social) services for adults with learning disabilities living in Southampton.

Who are the Southampton Community Learning Disability Teams?

We are two teams in based in two locations.

The health team consists of learning disability nurses, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, art therapy, psychology, psychiatry and speech and language therapy.

The adult services team consists of social workers and care managers.  We also have an intensive support team who help people with complex health and behavioural needs.

We work with adults who have a learning disability and require adapted healthcare which cannot be met by other services. We also work together with Doctors surgeries and other health services to help improve people's health.

What we do

We would first assess to see if we are the right service to work with you.

The health team assess and complete specialist interventions on the following health needs:

  • Epilepsy
  • Challenging behaviour
  • Mental health
  • Complex physical health
  • Forensic
  • Autism

The adult services learning disability team assess what support you need at home and in the community, finding the right to place to live, respite and keeping safe.

Anyone can refer someone with a learning disability to either service. If you agree, we can work with other people to help you, such as your doctor, advocate, social worker and carers.

How to contact us

Health team: 023 8029 4420
Adult Services (Single Point of Access): 023 8083 3003

Our working hours are Monday to Thursday 8:30am to 5pm and Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm.

If you need urgent support or advice outside of working hours, call adult services on 023 8023 3344.

Other useful contact numbers

Southampton City Council Adult Social Care Connect - 023 8083 3003
Choices advocacy - 023 8033 7735
NHS 111 - 111
Learning disability helpline - 0808 808 1111

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