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.

Referrals

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
Saying It All website

Information for people with learning disabilities and their carers in North East Lincolnshire

Contact us

Community Learning Disability Team,
Queen Street Health and Wellbeing Centre
Queen Street
Grimsby
North East Lincolnshire
DN31 1QG
(01472) 571120