The CTPLDs provide a specialist healthcare service for people who have a Learning Disability (IQ below 70) and a health need that requires specialist input.
They aim to support people with Learning Disabilities and related health needs to lead happier, healthier, and more fulfilling lives.
The Children's Community Team for People with Learning Disabilities (CTPLD) works directly with children, or indirectly with parents or carers, helping with a range of difficulties.
Examples of such work may include behaviour management, anxiety and anger management, bereavement and loss, trauma, attachment, relationships, total bowel management, sleep and sensory interventions. They also complete
desensitisation work, and work with Primary Care services, to support children to access medical appointments and investigations. The team carries out appointments within the community, including home and school visits.
They are also deliver workshops for parents and carers.
Their team includes Clinical Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Community Learning Disability Nurses, Clinical assistants and admin support.
The Children’s CTPLD work closely with the wider Learning Disability Team, including the Adult’s CTPLD and Intensive Support Team.