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Primary Learning Disability Liaison Service – Suffolk

 What help do you offer?

The Primary Care Learning Disability Liaison Nurses (PLDLN's) exists to support and ensure people with a learning disability have their health needs met by primary care services in a timely and appropriate manner. We provide the following:

  • Advice and support to GP practices, social care colleagues, education and other NHS and third sector organisations around the needs of people with learning disabilities through awareness raising and targeted training.

  • Consultation, advice, brief assessment and formulation to GP's on the needs of adults with learning disabilities who may also have associated physical health conditions, behavioural difficulties and/or mental illness.

  • Advice and support to individuals and families about health needs.

  • Support to develop accurate Learning Disability registers, attendance at annual health checks, and health action planning for people aged 14 and over with learning disabilities.

  • Signposting to access the use of health and social care services and other organisations.

  • Supporting access through reasonable adjustments for people with a learning disability and autistic spectrum conditions.

 How do I get help from your service?

You can call or e-mail us or talk to your GP who can contact us.

 What hours is your service available?

Our service is available Monday to Friday between the hours of 9:00 and 17:00.

 What can I expect from you?

We can meet you at your home, at our office, in your GP surgery or a place you feel comfortable.

We can give advice and support over the telephone.

 What is the main address of your service?

F Block,
Hospital Road,
Bury St Edmunds,
IP33 3NR

and,

Marnier House,
Portman Road,
Ipswich,
IP1 2GA

 How can I contact you?

​Telephone on 01284 733300.

 What conditions do you treat?

We work with people who have a learning disability aged 14 and over.

 What support do you offer carers including friends and family?

We can offer advice to carers and families.

 Service manager name?

​Sue Medley and Susie Howlett

 I need help urgently! Who do I call?

​In an urgent situation you should contact your GP for further assistance.