More about the team
We are an Integrated team made up of social care and health profesionals.
Speech and Language Therapists can help:
• if you have problems with eating, drinking and swallowing
• you to communicate with the people around you
• your carers to communicate well with you
Physiotherapists can help you:
• when walking or moving becomes difficult
• with providing walking aids or equipment to assist moving
• train you and your carers around improving your physical activity
Learning Disability Nurses:
• identify and meet physical and mental health needs
• reduce health inequalities through promotion and reasonable adjustments
• support decision making and consent (Mental Capacity Act)
• help reduce psychological distress and improve quality of life
• undertake psychological assessments and offer a number of interventions according to the need (e.g. individual therapeutic work, group work, family work and staff training)
• offer mental health promotion and support access to mainstream services
Psychiatrists can help:
• in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health problems
• people with their feelings. For example, if you are feeling sad, worried, angry or confused
• recommend medication or talking therapies which help with these problems
• assess people's needs and put service users at the heart of the assessment in line with The Care Act.
• put together Care and Support Plans to enable people to live as independently as possible in the community
• work with families, carers and support staff to help people get the support they need.
We asked our team memeber Karen about her ‘magic moment’ when working with someone with a learning disability.
“Latte Please” – an everyday request?
" The smile and barely contained excitement, said it all – “I did it”, I ordered a coffee. This from someone that a few months earlier could not even make eye contact, let alone find the confidence to walk into coffee shop, make a choice of what to order and go for it.
" To experience their sheer delight in achieving this is priceless, and more than makes up for the months of hard work wondering if anything is changing and you/they are able to make a difference. There can’t be anyone, who at one time or another, have not felt anxious about doing something outside their comfort zone.
" For some people with a learning disability, who may already have experienced being stigmatised and whose experience of the world is not always positive, overcoming these feelings cannot be overestimated "