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Support for adults with learning disabilities

In Leeds, there is a wide range of support available to people with learning disabilities and their families and carers.

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

In the External links section there is a link to Through the Maze, an information and advice service for people with learning disabilities and their families in Leeds.

By clicking on the links below, you can find out more about other schemes 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).

How to access services and support
Contact Adult Social Care on 0113 222 4401 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) or speak to your Care Manager. If you are unable to use the telephone you can email us using the form in the Contact us section on this page.

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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