About us

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.

What are our core service delivery hours?

Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm

What should you do if you need us out-of-hours?

For out-of-hours media enquiries please call: 07879 407406

What do we do?

We are a small team who have responsibility for delivering corporate communications and supporting services with internal communications.  Our work is varied ranging from media relations, liaising with external partners and public around the community transformation programmes, staff communications, supporting campaigns, managing events and creating original design work. We manage the trust website, the trust social media accounts and other corporate systems that enable good communications.

Which area do we cover?

We cover the whole county.

How To Access The Service

The service accepts self-referrals, GP, health professionals, carers, family and social workers.

Meet the team

John Smith      
Jane Doe      

How do we send work requests?

Please e-mail the Communications e-mail address with all work requests.  These are then allocated to the most suitable member of the team by the team leader.