The Specialist Learning Disability Directorate consists of community services for adults with learning disabilities with complex health needs. There are three teams that cover Staffordshire and one team that covers Shropshire. There are also two Intensive Support teams which cover South Staffordshire and Shropshire.

The purpose of the Community Learning Disability teams (CLDT) is to provide services which are person-centred, responsive to the holistic needs of the service user and to work closely with partners to promote health and wellbeing. The teams provide episodes of care to address specific issues related to the health of the individual. The CLDT normally works between the hours of 9am and 5pm Monday-Friday, although there is some flexibility depending on the reason for referral. Outside of working hours each base has a recorded message giving details of how to obtain help.

Community Learning Disability teams are multi-disciplinary and consist of nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, health facilitators, acute liaison nurses, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and physiotherapists. There are also health care support workers in South Staffordshire and Shropshire and assistant practitioners in Shropshire.

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STOMP and STAMP

STOMP.pngSTOMP stands for Stopping Over Medication of People with a learning disability, autism or both with psychotropic medicines.

It is a national project involving many different organisations which are helping to stop the over use of these medicines.

STOMP is about helping people to stay well and have a good quality of life.

Our Trust has signed the National STOMP Healthcare Pledge. This means services are working to reduce the use of psychotropic medication with people with learning disabilities and autism or both.

Public Health England says that every day about 30,000 to 35,000 adults with a learning disability are taking psychotropic medicines, when they do not have the health conditions the medicines are for. Children and young people are also prescribed them.

Sometimes people with learning disabilities can be prescribed these to manage behaviours that challenge services and they can remain on these for a long time increasing risk to the person.

These medicines are right for some people but not all.

The learning disabilities teams have completed the self-assessment audit tool and have an action plan with the aim to:

  • encourage people to have regular check-ups about their medicines
  • make sure doctors and other health professionals involve people, families and support staff in decisions about medicines
  • inform everyone about non-drug therapies and practical ways of supporting people so they are less likely to need as much medicine, if any.

The learning disability service has had successful outcomes from working with service users to stop medication and offering alternative non pharmacological alternatives.

If you need any further information please contact the community Learning Disability Team on 0300 790 7000



Each team is managed by a clinical team leader and there is a clinical director/psychology lead, AHP lead, medical lead, operational/nursing lead and clinical services lead (IST) within the directorate.

The directorate is part of the Specialist Care Group and services are overseen by the Head of Operations for the Care Group.

 

How to make a referral to Learning Disabilities

Eligibility Criteria - abbreviated version

Referrals to the Learining Disability Service can be made by email, subject to the Eligibility Criteria.

Learning Disabilities Contact Details

Staffordshire

Community Learning Disability Team
Flanagan Centre
St Georges Hospital
Corporation Street
Stafford
ST16 3SR
01785 221576

Community Learning Disability Team
1st Floor-The Friary Centre
St Michael’s Court
Trent Valley Road
Lichfield
Staffordshire
WS13 6EF
01543 442030

Shropshire

Community Learning Disability Team
Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin
The Redwoods Centre
Somerby Drive
Bicton, Shrewsbury
SY3 8DS
01743 211210

 

Community Learning Disability Team
Fuller House
Hall Court, Hall Park Way
Telford
TF2 4NP
01952 457417

Intensive Support Teams

Flanagan Centre
St Georges Hospital
Corporation Street
Stafford
ST16 3SR
01785 221576

Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin,
The Redwoods Centre
Somerby Drive
Bicton, Shrewsbury
SY3 8DS
01743 211210

Intensive Health Outreach Team
The Redwoods Centre
Somerby Drive
Bicton, Shrewsbury
SY3 8DS

01743 211210

Get in Contact

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Trust Headquarters, St. George's Hospital, Corporation Street, Stafford ST16 3SR

E-mail: enquiries@mpft.nhs.uk 

Switchboard number

0300 790 7000
(staffed 24 hours a day, every day)

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