Our learning disability teams assess the needs for the social care, employment, health and wellbeing needs of people over the age of 18 with a learning disability.

We aim to support people to lead as active and independent lives as possible.

Our learning disability teams work with people and carers to promote independence. We offer advice and support to people on every aspect of living with a learning disability including:

  • Making choices, finding employment and being more independent
  • Healthy eating advice, health action plans and looking after yourself
  • Getting the most out of local health and social services
  • Budgeting and direct payments
  • Meeting other people and taking part in activities
  • Learning new skills
  • Short breaks for you and your carer

Our learning disability services are run in people's homes, health centres, nursing and residential homes throughout Barnet, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster.

As well as the above, the Barnet team also help with mobility and postural care, communication and dysphagia (swallowing) difficulties.

The team work alongside Barnet MENCAP, as well as social services, and team members include: physiotherapists, learning disability nurses and speech and language therapists. We are an integrated team so we also have psychiatrists and psychologists from Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Trust and specialist learning disability social workers from Barnet social services as part of our team.

Claire Browning, the Barnet service manager can be contacted by:

Our learning disability team works closely with our emergency short breaks and respite services at Rivercourt Road and other respite services both in and out of the borough.

The team compromises of professionals that provide support in a holistic way, including: clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, community nurses, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers, transition workers and office workers.

Referral information

All service users must be aged over 18 years of age and meet an eligibility criteria as recognised by an IQ of below 70 and significant impairment in their functional ability of daily living.

Our learning disability service operates an open referral service (other than referrals for psychiatry which must come through the person's GP). For further information or to make a referral please contact the services directly.

You can refer to our community learning disabilities services by calling, emailing or writing to the teams for a referral form.

We accept referrals from anyone. The service can be accessed by contacting our duty desk:

Referral information needed

We need to know the details of the person being referred, what it is they are having difficulties with and what they would like help with.

Barnet learning disabilities team

Address: 8th floor, Barnet House, 1255 High Road, London N20 0EJ

Hammersmith & Fulham learning disability team

  • Address: Parkview Centre for Health & Wellbeing, Cranston Court, 56 Bloemfontain Road, London W12 7FG
  • Phone: 020 8383 6464
  • Fax: 020 8383 6465
  • Email: LDTeamInfo@lbhf.gov.uk

Kensington and Chelsea learning disability team

  • Address: 1-9 St Mark's Road, London W11 1RG
  • Phone: 020 7313 6839

Westminster learning disabilities partnership

  • Address: 215 Lisson Grove, London NW8 8LW
  • Phone: 020 7641 7411

Hammersmith & Fulham learning disabilities team

  • Address: Parkview Centre for Health & Wellbeing, Cranston Court, 56 Bloemfontain Road, London W12 7FG
  • Phone: 020 8383 6464
  • Opening times: Monday to Friday (9am to 5pm)

Barnet learning disabilities team

  • Address: 8th floor, Barnet House, 1255 High Road, London N20 0EJ
  • Phone: 020 8359 6161

Kensington & Chelsea learning disabilities team

  • Address: 1-9 St Mark's Road, London W11 1RG
  • Phone: 020 7313 6839

Westminster learning disabilities partnership

  • Address: 215 Lisson Grove, London NW8 8LW
  • Phone: 020 7641 7411