Oldham's children's learning disabilities team supports children with a diagnosed learning disability, their families and carers. The team of community learning disability nurses provides an holistic assessment prior to undertaking interventions alongside your family. This is enhanced by the use of specific behaviour assessments, health assessments, and risk assessments.
The team also provide a package of training workshops for parents which cover behaviour management, sleep management and toilet training and support to other services around individual children, including advice on health, behavioural and care issues.
Oldham's Adult Learning Disability Service is made up of learning disability nurses, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists and psychologists, who all work together to provide a seamless service for adults from age 18.
They support people who have a mild, moderate or severe learning disability and are registered with an Oldham GP by delivering person centred, high quality, health focused support to enable you to develop, maintain or restore a valued life in the community. This is underpinned by the key principles of inclusion, rights, choice and independence.
The team works in partnership with other agencies and families to achieve positive outcomes for service users in the home, community and other relevant settings. Referrals come from service users, carers, social workers, GP's and other health professionals.