Health and Social Services Working in Partnership
- What does the Learning Disability Team do?
- What services do we provide?
- Who is on the team?
- Who can make a referral to the team?
- What happens next?
The team provides a service to adults in Moray who have a learning disability, and to their families and carers.
Our aim is to enable all adults with a learning disability to lead as full a life as possible and for them, together with their parents and carers, to reach their full potential.
- Helping people with a learning disability to live independently by arranging for support in their own home and in the community.
- Support people with a learning disability who live with carers by arranging support at home or by providing respite services.
- Arrange residential care for people with a learning disability who need it.
- Support people with a learning disability who have specialist health needs.
- Support people with a learning disability who may have a mental health problem.
- Help people with both a learning and physical disability to remain as independent as possible.
- To provide information to people with learning disabilities to help them achieve a healthy lifestyle.
Community Care Officer/ Local Area Coordinators
- Carry out single shared assessments.
- Assess individual needs and plan the support they need to live safely e.g. respite, day centre etc.
- Help people access local voluntary services.
- Provide a duty social worker for people without a social worker.
Community Learning Disability Nurses
- Aim to make sure that people with a learning disability have access to medical advice and care when they need it.
- Assessment of daily living skills.
- Involved in the provision of specialist health clinics for people with a learning disability.
- Educating and promoting healthy lifestyles.
- Carry out intellectual assessment on people with a learning disability.
- Provide staff training for carers of people with a learning disability.
- Support other health care professionals and work individually with clients on issues such as sexuality and challenging behaviour.
Speech and Language Therapists
- Carry out communication assessment and intervention
- Assess and offer advice regarding eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties
- Provide training on communication
- Offer multi-disciplinary workshops on eating, drinking and swallowing
Provides a consultation-based service for clients with both a Learning Disability mental health problems incorporating medication reviews
- Provides dietary assessment.
- Staff training and support for special dietary needs.
- Involved in the assessment of people with a learning disability.
- Provide treatment programs to cover all aspects of physical mobility.
- Assessment of functional ability of everyday tasks.
- Provision of specialist equipment where required.
- Advice and guidance regarding environmental issues.
Anyone can make a referral to the Moray Community Learning Disability Team.
You can make a referral by phone, letter or come into the office to see the duty Care Officer
- An initial assessment will be done to ensure that our service is the right for you.
- A team member will then carry out a fuller assessment to find out what therapies or support could benefit you.
- We will listen to your views and those of your carer, if you have one, throughout this process.
- We will treat information confidentially within the team. If we need to share information outside the team, we will talk with you about this first.
Community Learning Disability Team