Services for people with a learning disability
- Services and assessment
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Community learning disability team
- Contact the community learning disability team
People who have learning disabilities have access to social work services as well as services dedicated specifically to the needs associated with a learning disability.
An assessment of need is carried out to identify which services and supports you require. This assessment is called a community care assessment and may be carried out by a social worker, a care manager or health staff.
A package of care is developed based on your identified needs. We aim to provide services which are community based and promote social integration.
Autism is a lifelong developmental disability. It is part of the autism spectrum and is sometimes referred to as an autism spectrum disorder, or an ASD. Asperger syndrome is a form of autism.
The community learning disability team is a specialist team including professionals from social work and health care. They work together to give help and support to adults with learning disabilities, their families and carers in the community.
The team helps you to access a range of services and supports including:
- training and employment opportunities
For more information on these services, please contact the community learning disability team:
67 Market Place (map link)
Tel: 01467 536700
Portlethen Social Work office (map link)
Tel: 01224 666202 (ask for care management service for people with learning disability)
Seafield House (map link)
37 Castle Street
Tel : 01261 813424