Available at the following locations
We are a team of experienced learning disability nurses and assistant practitioners. We are able to offer a service when a child or young person requires specialist support arising from their learning disability or autism and its impacts on their health. We often do this by working to advise parents or other health professionals working with that child.
Children aged 2-18 years
Children aged 2-11 years
What to expect?
Parents will be offered a programme or workshop as this has been shown to be the most helpful for families.
The programmes and workshops we offer are co-facilitated alongside partner agencies. The aim is to help understand and positively meet the child’s needs.
The programmes are:
Programme planners are available here
For children/young people with a Learning Disability where a parent programme/workshop has been completed, or does not meet identified need, we can provide specialist assessments and interventions:
For children with autism (without learning disabilities) where complex behavioural difficulties persist after attending appropriate parent programmes we can offer a time limited intervention. This would support the family to develop a behaviour support plan.
In addition we can provide advice and consultation for other health teams on how to adapt their service to make reasonable adjustment for children with learning disabilities or autism.
To send us a referral or if you have any queries please contact us via email at: ChildrensLearningDisability@cumbria.nhs.uk
Referral forms are available to download here.