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
- 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
Dr Melanie Chapman
Psychiatry sessions commissioned by CCG
Dr Rowe – Psychiatrist
Dr Spurrell – Psychiatrist
Head of service including North Community Team
Crescent Bank (North)
0161 861 2958
Central Community Learning Disability Health Team
Hulme District Office
323 Stretford Rd
Office Tel: 0161 219 2555
South Community Team
Direct Line: 0161 219 6022
Short Breaks respite service
44 Wythensahwe Road
0161 901 0951
Complex Needs day provision
177 Longely Lane
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.