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Adult Learning Disability Community Service in Waveney

  • The Adult Learning Disability Community Service in Waveney offers specialist interventions to people aged 25 years or over who have a learning disability.  The team’s range of professionals can cover physical health, mental health, behaviour, communication, physiotherapy and daily living skills.

  • Service Manager Lead: Karen Bevan (Matron); Andy Crumly (Clinical Lead)
  • Service Contact: Telephone 01502 535020.
  • Address:
    Airey Close,  Oulton, Lowestoft, NR32 3JQ
  • Service hours: This service is available from Monday to Friday between 9:00 and 17:00.

What this service offers

The Adult Learning Disability Community Service in Waveney offers both clinic based and community-based interventions. 

People who use this service will be living with one or more of the following: 

  • Learning disabilities

  • Mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, or psychosis

  • Epilepsy. 

Our team also offers specialist support for physical health issues. 

The Adult Learning Disability Community Service in Waveney offers an assessment within 28 days of receiving a referral depending on urgency. ​ 

Care and treatment is then provided in the community or at our Airey Close clinic in Oulton. 

 

Specialist Adult Learning Disability Team in Waveney leaflet - accessible (html)

Access this service

To access the Adult Learning Disability Community Service in Waveney a referral must be made by a GP or other health or social care professional. 

People who are referred to this service must have a learning disability and associated mental health, physical health and, or behavioural needs. 

Visiting and onsite facilities

Free parking is available at our Airey Close outpatient clinic along with wheelchair access and toilet facilities for those with disabilities. 

Tea, coffee and water is also available upon request. 

How this service support carers including friends and family

Our Adult Learning Disability Community Service in Waveney offers carers support as part of a complete care plan. Our team can refer or signpost carers to other services, for example social services for carer assessment and mental health wellbeing services. ​​ 

Urgent help

If you are a service user and you are in crisis and need support urgently, you can contact your service via the Single Point of Contact for Waveney by telephoning 0300 123 1882. 

Call 0808 196 3494 to speak to our 24 hour mental health crisis line called First Response.

If you are with someone who has attempted suicide, call 999 and stay with them until the ambulance arrives. 

If anyone is at serious risk of harm, call 999 and ask for the police. 

For non-life threatening medical situations, call NHS111 on 111.  

For more information, see Help in a Crisis.​ 

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