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Learning Disability

Learning Disability and developmental disorders

Partnerships in Care's Learning Disability and Neurodevelopmental Disorder services are considered a centre of excellence and are at the forefront of evidence based practice.

This includes the specialist area of forensic learning disability as well as promoting positive behavioural support to reduce the need for restrictive interventions and give people hope of living as independently as possible in community settings following discharge from specialist services.

Each person in our care receives their own care and treatment plan which responds to their abilities, interests and needs and encourages confidence. Activities bring structure, inclusion and opportunity with the eventual goal that they will achieve a meaningful and safe role in the community.

We offer a variety of care settings including medium and low secure, locked and open rehabilitation as well as community housing, supported and independent living.

People may be admitted in terms of detention under the Mental Health Act (MHA) (1983), conditional discharge under the MHA, a Deprivation of Liberty order (DOL) or admitted on an informal basis for a spell of voluntary treatment.

People may have a primary diagnosis of learning/intellectual disability co-existing with other diagnoses such as:

  • Learning/intellectual disability and complex needs
  • Learning/intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder
  • Learning/intellectual disability and mental illness
  • Learning/intellectual disability and personality disorder