Learning disabilities

Support provided by the Community Learning Disabilities Team

If you have a learning disability and live in Southwark, you may be able to get support from the Community Learning Disabilities Team to help you have more control over your life. If you have eligible care and support needs, the team can provide the following:

Learning disabilities team
  • advice and information about services in your local community
  • help at home, for example help with cooking or personal care
  • access to housing options, for example supported housing, residential care
  • access to jobs and learning opportunities
  • access to things to do during the day time
  • travel assistance to help you get to places you want to go
  • help with keeping safe at home and in the community, making sure you're not abused, neglected or taken advantage of
  • help to move from children's services to adult's services
  • shared lives scheme
  • support to achieve your health and lifestyle choices 

Specialised health support

You (and your carer/s) can also get help with specialised health support to help you to live active and fulfilling lives, including:

  • Audiology - hearing assessments
  • Community Nursing - health and wellbeing
  • Occupational Therapy - support to help with everyday jobs at home
  • Physiotherapy - help with body posture and movement
  • Speech and Language Therapy - help with communicating and eating and drinking
Learning disabilities team

How to get support from the Community Learning Disabilities Team

To receive support from the team you will need to:

  • have a learning disability
  • meet the Care Act eligibility criteria

A social worker will meet with you to assess your needs. If you need help with this, independent support  can be provided.

Contact information

Community Learning Disabilities Team
T: 020 7525 2333
E: learningdisabilitiesduty@southwark.gov.uk


Page last updated: 23 August 2018