Who is Harrow Learning Disabilities Community Health Team for?
This service is for adults aged 18 and over (and young people aged 17 who are transitioning from children's services) who have learning disabilities. They must be registered with a Harrow GP.
What does the service provide?
The community health team for people with a learning disability consist of multi-disciplinary staff made up of: community nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, and speech and language therapists. They provide assessment and treatment to people in their choice of environment, whether that be in their own home or an alternative community setting such as college, day service, supported living, residential setting, care home or hospital.
The service offers comprehensive, holistic, specialist health assessment and intervention which aims to:
- support people with learning disabilities to live as valued members of society by providing and arranging specialist health care, and supporting access to generic services wherever possible.
- optimise safety, health and wellbeing, and to prevent avoidable admissions to assessment and treatment beds, and specialist care provision.
- support care closer to home, reducing the need for out of area placements and (where this is unavoidable) to facilitate return home.
- work in partnership with service users, their carers, advocates, IMCAs and other health and social care professionals to plan and deliver services.
How do I access the service?
Referrals are accepted from GPs, Local Authority social workers, hospital staff and specialist learning disability care providers. It's open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. The out-of-hours urgent advice line is 0800 0234 650.
Who provides the service?
The service is provided by Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
The Kingswood Centre
134 Honeypot Lane
Tel: 020 8238 0900