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.


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
Mytton Oak
Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
Shrewsbury
SY3 8XQ
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,Mytton OakRoyal Shrewsbury Hospital
Shrewsbury
SY3 8XQ
01743 211210

Inpatient Ward
Oak House
Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
Shrewsbury
​​​​​​​SY3 8XQ

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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