Adult learning disability team

A Learning Disability is defined as "a reduced intellectual ability and difficulty with everyday activities - for example household tasks, socialising or managing money - which affects someone for their whole life" (Mencap).

Some people are very independent and others might need some support with daily living.  Some people have complex health or behaviour support needs requiring intensive support.  People with learning disabilities often have difficulties with communication and interaction.

Our team

Working in partnership with NHS Forth Valley, we provide support and guidance for people over the age of 16 who have a learning disability.  Our team has specialist staff from both social work and health.

We aim to maximise opportunities for positive experience, promoting independence and wellbeing and breaking down the barriers which adults with a learning disability may experience.  Involvement can vary from temporary support to longer term involvement and is provided whatever level of support is required.

Quite a lot of our service users want to talk to us about:

  • where they live
  • learning new skills
  • dealing with money
  • getting involved in their local community
  • getting help with health matters
  • dealing with personal issues
  • problems with drink or drugs
  • seeking help after getting into trouble

How to get help

We want to make sure that we provide the best support for you.  In order to do so, we need to know your needs.  We do this through an assessment of your needs.

To discuss how we can help, please call us on: 01786 233759