Services for people with a learning disability


Services and assessment

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 spectrum disorder

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.


Community learning disability team

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
  • advocacy


Contact the community learning disability team

For more information on these services, please contact the community learning disability team:

67 Market Place (map link)
AB51 3PY
Tel: 01467 536700

Portlethen Social Work office (map link)
Rowanbank Road
AB12 4NX
Tel: 01224 666202 (ask for care management service for people with learning disability)

Seafield House (map link)
37 Castle Street
AB45 1FQ
Tel : 01261 813424

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