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The Wandsworth Community Learning Disability Health Team (CLDHT) is a specialist multidisciplinary team offering a community service to adults with a learning disability over the age of 18.  The team provides advice and support for people with a learning disability and to their carer’s and families.

we offer:

In general, people with a learning disability should be accessing mainstream services.  However, there will be times when this is not possible or appropriate and specialist services need to be involved.

The multidisciplinary team comprises Community Nursing, Dietetics, Dysphagia Service, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Speech and Language Therapy, supported by an Administration Service.

The CLDHT offer a range of assessments and interventions for

  • Communication
  • Challenging Needs
  • Co-ordination and facilitation of health needs
  • Dysphagia (swallowing difficulties)
  • Mobility / Exercise / Postural Management
  • Physical Health issues
  • Activities of daily living (e.g. dressing, bathing)
  • Support in hospital / medical appointments
  • Significant Emotional & Relationship Difficulties

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – Learning Disability Liaison Nurses

Wandsworth Community Learning Disability Health Team link in closely with the two Learning Disability Liaison Nurses based within St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Key Staff

  • Padriac Costello  - Clinical Nurse Specialist Learning Disabilities, Corporate Nursing
  • Rebeccah (Becky) Brown - Learning Disability Liaison Nurse

Contact details

Telephone: 020 8725 2217