H&F Council Adult Social Care - Living Independently
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Help for people with learning disabilities

Support available

There is a wide range of support available to people with learning disabilities and their families and carers.

We assess people's needs and, if they are eligible for help from us, we will develop individual support plans. We support everyone to be as independent as possible whilst making sure they are safeguarded from harm.

Hammersmith & Fulham Learning Disability Team
Supporting adults with learning disabilities and their carers

Parkview Centre for Health and Wellbeing,
Cranston Court, 56 Bloemfontein Road, London W12 7FG

020 8753 1900

LDTeamInfo@lbhf.gov.uk

Open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Who we can help

We can help people who:

  • have a learning disability
  • are 18 years or older, or moving from children’s to adult services
  • who live in or are from the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham

The level of support a person needs will vary, depending on their circumstances, but we may be able to help you with things like:

  • making choices
  • looking after your health
  • day to day living
  • looking after your money
  • get a freedom pass, direct payments, or benefit advice
  • find residential or nursing care
  • finding a job
  • meet other people and taking part in activities
  • taking short breaks

We can also give advice, support and information to your family, carer and partner

What happens next?

We will consider your needs in line with the Care Act 2014. This means someone will ask you some questions to see how we can best support you to live safely and well in your community.

The teams are made up of:

  • social workers
  • clinical psychologists
  • community nurses
  • physiotherapists
  • speech and language therapists
  • psychiatrists
  • occupational therapists
  • support workers

We work closely with colleagues employed by the NHS, other organisations such as housing, and have links with local communities. All of these people will have different areas of expertise, and will work together to ensure that you get the support which is best suited to your needs.

This may include a specialist behavioural assessment and a positive behaviour support plan. This helps support staff understand you and how they can help you to manage your behaviour.

We may also write a report to support your social worker to find the right place for you to live.

More information

About Learning Disabilities

British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD)

Foundation For People With Learning Disabilities

Learning Disability England

Mencap

National Forum Of People With Learning Disabilities

Scope

SeeAbility

Shaw Trust

United Response

Hammersmith and Fulham Mencap

Last updated: 17/01/2021