Manchester Learning Disability Partnership – Citywide

We work with adults i.e. people over the age of 18 who have a learning disability and are registered with a Manchester GP.

We are co-located with our social care colleagues and work closely to provide both effective and seamless health and social.

People with a learning disability have:

  • A cognitive impairment i.e. an IQ of 70 or under
  • Associated difficulties with everyday functioning

We work with people who are born with learning disabilities and people who acquire a learning disability in childhood.

The offer a range of specialist health interventions available to meet the complex needs of this vulnerable patient group.

  • Advice about supporting people with learning disabilities
  • Support for people who have behaviour that challenges
  • Individual treatment/therapy e.g. hydrotherapy
  • Help with communication problems.
  • Assistance with accessible information
  • Support with mental and physical health problems
  • Support and advice around medical/health
  • Interventions
  • Referrals to other health/social care groups
  • Training for social care providers and family carers
  • Support for people with long term health conditions e.g. dysphagia, dementia, and respiratory issues.


We are part of the Directorate for Adult and Specialist Community Services


Learning Disability and Associated health conditions(Adults aged 18 and over).


City wide Manchester Services

3 community Teams North, Central and South

1 Short Breaks (respite service)

1 Complex needs day time service


Helen Geach –  Head of Adult Learning Disability Service

Lisa Jones – Acting Head of Adult Learning Disability Service

Jude Moss – Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Jane Jolliffe – Health Service Manager, NorthTeam , Professional lead Speech & Language Therapy/Clinical Effectiveness Coordinator

Moira Donlon – Health Service Manager South Team, Nursing Clinical Lead

Gaynor Spencer – Health Service Manager Central Team, Occupational Therapy Professional Lead

Tracey Walker – Clinical Nurse Manager Short Breaks

Kenny Jones – Complex Needs Nurse Manager

Quality research and Development team

Anna Fedzeckco

Dr Melanie Chapman

Tom McClean

Psychiatry sessions commissioned by CCG

Dr Rowe – Psychiatrist

Dr Spurrell – Psychiatrist


Head of service including North Community Team

Crescent Bank (North)

Humphrey Street


M8 9JS

0161 861 2958

Central Community Learning Disability Health Team

Hulme District Office

Ground Floor

323 Stretford Rd


M15 4UW

Office Tel: 0161 219 2555

South Community Team

Etrop Court




M22 5RG

Direct Line: 0161 219 6022

Short Breaks respite service

44 Wythensahwe Road




0161 901 0951

Complex Needs day provision

Oakwood lodge

177 Longely Lane


M22 4HY

0161 998 7424


Anyone can refer to the Community teams This includes the person, the GP, social worker, advocate, carer or family.

People can refer in person, by letter and by phone.

We have an external referral form and can send copies by post or electronically.