The learning disability service provides specialist healthcare for people with a learning disability in Derbyshire, including people who:
- Have a diagnosis of learning disability identified by a significant impairment in cognitive functioning together with a significant impairment in social and adaptive functioning
- Require assessment, treatment and rehabilitation, whilst under supervision, to ensure safe management of behaviours
- Have been assessed as presenting risk to others (or self) and may have involvement with criminal justice agencies
- Have a history of challenging existing service provision or existing service provision is not appropriate to meet current individual needs.
Priority will be given to patients from the Derbyshire area.
We provide a multidisciplinary approach to the assessment and treatment of people with a learning disability and offer the following services:
- In-patient assessment and treatment, behavioural rehabilitation and respite services
- Specialist sensory and therapy services
- Community-based learning disability teams (CLDTs)
- Specialist out-patient clinics
- Locally-based health-led short break units.
How To Access The Service
The service accepts self-referrals, GP, health professionals, carers, family and social workers.