‘Support, enable and empower people with learning disabilities to become active and healthy citizens, by living socially valued and inclusive lives and to help people be accepted and respected for who they are’.
We are a team of specialist health professionals who support people with learning disabilities who are registered with a Hounslow GP and who live locally. We also provide support for their families and carers.
We work with people who have a significant impairment of social functioning that is present before the age of 18, linked to an IQ of 69 and below, who may have difficulty managing their health needs independently.
The Hounslow Adult Learning Disability Health Team includes the following clinical professionals:
Community learning disability nursing
Physiotherapy (for people with profound and severe learning disabilities)
Positive behaviour support practitioners
Speech and language therapy
We undertake specialist health assessments and therapeutic interventions. We also provide advice and support to enable people with learning disabilities, who often have complex and continuing health needs, to maintain and improve their health wherever possible.
The service operates a ‘facilitative model of care and support’ which is delivered through ‘episodes of care and intervention’ which aims to support individuals, families and paid carers to maximize an individual’s potential.
Following assessment, we deliver our work under the following principle care pathways:
Transition into adult services
Physical health and wellbeing
Mental and psychological health and wellbeing
Dementia health and wellbeing
We support people to access primary and secondary health services, where facilitation by a specialist learning disability practitioner is required. The team can also help people with a learning disability with a range of other specialist services such as health promotion and the development of healthy lifestyles through ‘smart’ signposting.
We work in partnership with other mainstream and specialist health services, adult social care as well as other statutory and non-statutory agencies. The service works very closely with social work colleagues from the London Borough of Hounslow and we have established key processes which enable us to work in a seamless and person centered way.
The Adult Learning Disability Health Team operates between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays). Please note we do not offer a rapid/crisis response service within this team. All crisis and very urgent responses should be directed to GPs, NHS 111 and accident emergency departments for further advice and support
For adult social care:
All referrals to adult social care must be made to them directly:
First contact team: 020 8583 3100
This team should be contacted if an individual is NOT KNOWN to the learning disability social work team.
Community learning disability social work team: 020 8583 3529 (then press 2)
This service operates a ‘duty social work’ system and should be contacted if an individual IS KNOWN to the service.
Address for both teams: 5th Floor, Hounslow House, 7 Bath Road, Hounslow, TW3 3EB