Adult learning disability therapy team
The adult learning disability therapy team consists of physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists who all work specifically with adults with a learning disability supporting them to lead quality independent, healthy, pain free, happy lives.
Our aims are:
- To maximise independence
- To promote healthy lifestyles
- Support carers
- Support people to live at home
- To give advice on housing adaptations
- To assess and offer advice and therapy intervention if indicated
- To develop opportunities for people with a disability to access adapted exercise sessions within the community
- To maximise an individual’s communication
- To facilitate the safest way of eating, drinking and swallowing for an individual
- To facilitate a seamless service through transition, be it from child to adult services, adult services to older people or any other transition
- To train and skill the wider workforce to facilitate positive work with adults with learning disabilities
- To raise awareness of learning disabilities
- To work within a strong and effective multi-disciplinary team to ensure that each client is seen holistically
- To support partnership organisations to work with people with a disability
- To ensure that an individual’s right to choice and inclusion are positively promoted
- To work in a person centred way
- To recognise individuality and to ensure race, equality and diversity is positively promoted
- To provide an excellent service and equal opportunities to everyone regardless of their disability.
We are a community service and will assess and treat our clients wherever is the best place for them.
Eligibility criteria: children with complex learning and physical presentations have to be in transition from children’s services to adult services or people have to be 19+ and be on the learning disability register.
What we do
- Falls prevention clinics for adults with a learning disability
- Disability swimming groups
- Adapted cycling and trampolining groups
- Disability-friendly health walks
- ‘Signalong’ communication training
- MDT Clinic for the older adults and people with down’s syndrome
- Intensive interaction training
- Posture assessments and training
- Eating, drinking and swallowing training
- Health promotion activities such as cycling events, swimming galas, supported Pleasure Island day and sports taster days.
- Assessment and advice on home adaptations
- Hydrotherapy treatment
Information for people with learning disabilities and their carers in North East Lincolnshire
Queen Street Health and Wellbeing Centre
North East Lincolnshire