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Blackburn with Darwen Integrated Learning Disability Team: Adult Health

The service is part of Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust’s health services provided for adults with a learning disability and their carers who are residents of Blackburn with Darwen.

 

The Adult Team works with people with learning disabilities who are over 18 years of age, 16 if they have left full-time education or 16-18 and in transition to adult services.

 “Our service aims to improve the health of people with a learning disability through the provision of specialist assessments and interventions alongside support to mainstream health services.”

What does the Learning Disability Service offer?

  • Work directly with people with learning disabilities to promote good health and well-being
  • Provide support and advice to carers, care providers and other professionals, to improve the way they help the people with learning disabilities that they care for.
  • Develop our own and other health workers’ professional skills so that we are better able to provide healthcare to people with learning disabilities and their carers.
  • Blackburn with Darwen team: community nursing, psychology, psychiatry, speech and language therapy

Who to contact

Contact Name
Duty Worker
Telephone
01254 283300
Website
https://www.lancashirecare.nhs.uk/.../learning-disability-service

Where to go

Name
Integrated Health Team - Adult Learning Disability Service
Address
Darwen Resource Centre
Edward Street
Darwen
Lancashire
Postcode
BB3 1AY

Other Details

Availability

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

Referrals

  • The service accepts referrals from anyone; people with a learning disability may refer themselves.
  • All referrals are reviewed so the team can decide if they are the best people to help and to identify the clinical need and urgency.

 

To help with the referral process we ask that the person making the referral:

 

  • Provides evidence that the person being referred has a learning disability
  • Provides details of their GP’s name, Practice Name and address and their home address.
  • Clearly describes the health need and the medication list that the person is asking for help with.

 

It is also important that the person being referred (or where appropriate, their carers) have given their consent for the referral to be made.

 

Referrals can be made by completing and emailing our referral form and enquiries can be made by either telephone or in writing, to the following: -

 

Referral Hub

Adult Learning Disability Service

Darwen Resource Centre

Edward Street

Darwen, BB3 1AY

Tel: 01772 520202

Email: LDReferralHub@lancashirecare.nhs.uk

Other notes

Eligibility

To be eligible for the service, people must fulfil the following criteria:

Have a significantly reduced ability to understand new or complex information and to learn new skills (impaired intelligence) with:

  • A reduced ability to cope independently (impaired social functioning) which started before adulthood (age 18) with a lasting effect on development.
  • Be registered with a GP or consider themselves to live in the area.
  • Have a health need that cannot be met by mainstream health services with reasonable adjustments.
This service is part of the Local Offer

Local Offer

Description

The service is part of Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust’s health services provided for adults with a learning disability and their carer’s who, are residents of Blackburn with Darwen

 

The adult team works with people with learning disabilities who are over 18 years of age, 16 if they have left full-time education or 16-18 and in transition to adult services.

 

What does the Learning Disability Service offer?

 

·        Work directly with people with learning disabilities to promote good health and well-being

·         Provide support and advice to carers, care providers and other professionals, to improve the way they help the people with learning disabilities that they care for.

·         Develop our own and other health workers’ professional skills so that we are better able to provide healthcare to people with learning disabilities and their carers.

Contact Name
Duty Worker
Contact Telephone
01254 283300
Local Offer Age Bands
Parents & carers
19-25 years
16-19 years
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