The team provides specialist community health services to people over the age of 18 with learning disabilities living in Bexley.
The team includes:
- community nurses
- occupational therapists
- speech and language therapists
- transition team
- consultant psychiatrist
The team is available Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.
The eligibility criteria are as follows:
- Aged 18 or over – and
- Learning Disability diagnosis confirmed – and
- Registered with a local GP – i.e. within Bexley – and
- Presenting with ‘complex’ additional (co-morbid) health needs.
Complexity is defined as:
- The impact of the learning disability on the co-morbid health needs is such that management of the condition goes beyond the capacity of mainstream NHS services.
- Direct and frequent contact with adult learning disability health services is required to ensure the stability of the condition and/or improve health outcomes.
How can i get a referral?
A referral can only be done by a GP.
GP referral information: Phone number for GPs: 020 8269 3300.
All referrals are subject to the team’s eligibility criteria. If you would like to discuss a referral, please contact the team.
Where is the Adult Learning Disability Team based?
The Adult Learning Disability Services located in the main Queen Mary's hospital building in Sidcup. The clinical unit can either be accessed via the main entrance turning left down the corridor or via the brick entrance opposite the disabled parking bays. Please see the useful information panel to the right for more details.