Learning Disabilities

Dr Meena Anand has put together a selection of useful information for GPs and carers of those with learning disabilities:

How to prepare your patient for a hospital visit:

  • Ask their carer to fill in a Hospital Passport to take with the patient
  • Encourage the patient to watch the UCLH or RFH video prior to their visit

Services

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Adult Autism Service

Diagnostic and consultation for adults with autism

Alexandra Centre – Learning Difficulties & Young People

Further education for 16–25-year-olds with profound and multiple learning difficulties

Autism Outreach Service

24-hour support for those on the autism spectrum or with Asperger's Syndrome

Camden Council Family Information

Information, advice and assistance to parents of children and young people in need of social support

Camden Learning Disabilities Service

Health and social care support for adults with a learning disability

Camden People First

Advice and support for those with learning disabilities

Carers' Service

A range of services and support for carers who work, live or study in Camden

Centre 404 – Learning Disability Support

Support, groups, activities for those with learning disabilities and their families

Citizens Advice Bureau

Advice for people who work, live or study in Camden, including advice on benefits, housing, employment, debt

Elfrida Rathbone Camden

Charity providing education courses and support into work for young people with learning disabilities

LDN 4U Camden

Support packages for adults with learning disabilities living in the community

LDN Drop-in

Workshops for learning disabled patients in Camden

Low Vision Service

For patients who have a diagnosed eye condition and are struggling with daily living due to their vision

MOSAIC (Service for Disabled Children)

Integrated service for children and young people with disabilities

NHS Complaints Advocacy

Free advice and independent of the NHS and confidential

Occupational Therapy

Provides physically disabled/frail Camden residents with adjustments to their everyday lives

Outward – Supported Living

Supported living services for those with learning disabilities or autism spectrum disorders

Paediatric Occupational Therapy

For children with motor, sensory processing, visual perception or social interaction issues

POhWER

Advice and advocacy for patients with learning disabilities

Scope – Employment Services

Employment services for disabled patients

Sign Language, Interpreting

Support services for deaf people

Speaking Up Rights Group Experts (SURGE)

Groups to help people with learning disabilities have a say in their health and social care services

The Bridge Service

Sexual Health services for adults with learning disabilities

The Camden Society

Supporting those with learning disabilities in housing, employment and learning services

The Greenwood Centre

Community activities for adults with profound and multiple disabilities