Community Learning Disability Team

Service name

Community Learning Disability Health Teams

Main contact number

0300 123 1152

Service based at

41 Broom Street
ST1 2EW – click here to get directions from Google Maps


Dragon Square Community Unit
1 Dragon Square
ST5 7HL – click here to get directions from Google Maps

Service hours

9am-5pm – Monday to Friday

About the service

The function of the Community Learning Disability Team (CLDT) is to carry out multi-agency and specialist assessments as required which will enable care managers to design packages of services tailored to meet the assessed needs of individuals.

The service provides a range of professional services in order to meet individuals specialist needs. This includes:

  • Advice
  • Health facilitation
  • Treatment
  • Intervention
  • Support
  • Counselling
  • Teaching
  • Educational programmes
  • Evaluation of care

The key areas in which health team members provide the above services are related to:

  • Challenging behaviour
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Mental health/forensic/psycho-sexual needs
  • Speech, language and communication difficulties
  • Assisting individuals to access specialist services
  • Assisting individuals to access generic health care services
  • Epilepsy
  • Profound physical disabilities
  • The promotion of continence
  • Health related counselling
  • Health promotion
  • Sensory impairments
  • Feeding/eating difficulties

This list of services is not exhaustive but illustrates the specialist nature of the work of health care professionals in the community

Who is eligible for this service?

Multidisciplinary CLDTs provide a range of peripatetic / domiciliary support services to assist individuals with a learning disability to live within community settings.


Community Learning Disability Health Teams Leaflet.pdf
Single Assessment Process (SAP) – Referral Form.pdf

If you have a hearing impairment and are unable to utilise telephone, you can text the Broom Street Community Learning Disability Team on 07834 172200 and the team will respond as soon as possible (please note: this text service is available during the normal service hours and is charged at your network provider’s rate).


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