Description

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The Children’s Learning Disability team is a specialist group of learning disability nurses and health care support workers.

They provide high quality, evidenced-based nursing support to children and young people, aged five to 18, in the Craven area who have a learning disability, and their families.

This support can be on a short or long term basis as required,  in the home, school, respite and other community settings.  The team accepts referrals from family, schools, GPs, or other professionals

What we do

  • Initial needs assessments.
  • Continence assessments and toilet training advice.
  • Care planning.
  • Health promotion activities.
  • Individual behaviour support plans.
  • Support for children to maximise their independence and skills development.
  • Sleep advice.
  • Support and guidance on day-to-day care for the child including structure and routines.
  • Desensitisation work around medical procedures and immunisations.
  • Support around transition to adult services – health action plan development and health passport.
  • A link to liaison service in hospital settings – help to reduce anxiety levels and preparation before admission, appointments, investigations.
  • Ensure optimum health is achieved, through access to health provision advising on reasonable adjustments (annual health checks) and health promotion activities, either team led or support for the family.
  • Signposting and referral to other support.

We also do other additional bespoke work as required.

How to get in touch

Tel:  01274 221203

If you contact this number you can leave a message or an electronic message is sent to the Children’s Learning Disability Team. There is a member of staff on duty daily.

Email: ChildrensLearningDisabilities@bdct.nhs.uk

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