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Support for adults with learning disabilities

three people smiling to camera, one of them in a wheelchairWe provide a range of support services to adults with a learning disabilities, their families and their carers.

We assess people's needs and develop individual support plans. We support everyone to be as independent as possible whilst ensuring they are safeguarded from harm.

You can find out more about our services including the Safe Places Scheme (places people can go to get help in an emergency when out and about) and Changing Places (toilet facilities for people with profound or multiple disabilities) on this page.

The Learning Disability Community Support Service's Service Plan is available to read in the Documents section.​ ​​​​​​

How to access our service
Contact Adult Social Care on 0113 222 4401 or speak to your Care Manager.

Daytime activities

​We provide daytime activities from 23 specialist sites in sports and community centres across the city.  Just over half of the customers who attend our Fulfilling Lives Service live at home with family carers so the service also provides family carers with a break from their caring responsibilities.

Respite and emergency

​The Respite Care Service offers an opportunity for people with a learning disability to have short stays away from their family and gives family carers a break from their caring responsibilities.

The Crisis Service provides 5 places for people to stay and be supported by staff when their needs change or an emergency happens. Customers can stay for up to three months whilst they are supported to move on to a more permanent setting.

Changing Places toilets

​Changing Places are toilet facilities for people with profound or multiple disabilities and are fitted with specialist equipment including a hoist and changing bench. They provide enough space for up to two carers to support a disabled person to use the facility.

For more information, including the locations of Changing places toilets please click on the link below.

Changing Places toilets

Safe Places scheme

The Safe Places scheme helps adults with learning disabilities to cope with any incident that takes place while they are out and about, for example being harassed, getting lost or the person they are meeting fails to turn up which causes them to need assistance. When they join the scheme they receive a card name together with the telephone numbers of up to three people who can be contacted in an emergency.

Further information can be found by clicking on the link below.​

Safe Places scheme

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