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Community Learning Disability TeamThe team is based at 33 Love Street but are registered with the Care Quality Commission at Trust Headquarters, Fulwood House. The Community Learning Disability Team is a specialist health service for people with Learning Disabilities. They operate as a multi-disciplinary team which is comprised of psychiatrists, psychologists, occupational therapists and therapy assistants, community nurses and health facilitators, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists and clinical assistants. Clinicians within the teams are managed by and professionally accountable to professional Heads of Service. There is strong collective accountability and management of teams through the CLDT Leadership and Management Group. The service offers comprehensive, integrated, holistic, specialist health care assessment and intervention to people with learning disabilities who fulfill the criteria for access to the service. The service eligibility and selection criteria for the Community Learning Disability Teams is available here: Community Learning Disability Team. Functions of the team include:
- Assessment, diagnosis and intervention in a range of conditions and presentations associated with learning disability.
- Directly support individuals or work through an intermediary, such as a family or paid carer.
- Work closely with primary and secondary health services to make sure that appropriate health and other services are accessed.
- Undertake 'enabling work' with service providers, to improve approaches to enable others to better meet the needs of this population as required under the Disability Discrimination Act to promote good health and wellbeing.
- Contribute to the delivery of national policies
- Support to improve social inclusion