Learning disabilities - support for adults

After your referral - adults with learning disabilities

Our aims

Sutton's Clinical Health Team supports people with learning disabilities and complex needs. We aim to:

  • enable people to build strong communities for themselves and increase their independence
  • support people to contribute in a positive way to their local community
  • help people to access community and specialist facilities to have healthy, fulfilling and enjoyable lives

After your referral

After someone is referred to us, we will complete an assessment, during which the person's needs will be discussed with them and their family and other carers, and a plan will be agreed of the support services which will best suit them.

The people receiving the service will be supported to:

  • be involved, along with their carers, to develop individual support plans that meet their needs as identified by social work care plans
  • engage in a range of activities to maximise independence
  • participate in activities within the Inclusion Centre and in collaboration with specialist healthcare providers to address complex individual emotional and physical health needs
  • engage in activities within the community
  • engage in activities that help develop and maintain essential life skills
  • find imaginative ways to make a positive contribution to their local communities to enable people to take on valued roles as active citizens
  • retain a wide range of interests and explore new challenges

The level of support a person needs will need will vary depending on the type and level of their learning disability