Adult Learning Disability Inpatient Service Suffolk

  • Our Adult Learning Disability Inpatient Service Suffolk is based at Walker Close. We offer an inpatient assessment and treatment for adults with a learning disability.

  • Service Manager Lead: Lesley Drew
  • Service Contact: Call us on 01473 237008
  • Address:
    3 and 4 Walker Close, Ipswich, IP3 8LY
  • Service hours: Our service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

What this service offers

Conditions we treat on this ward: 

  • Management of challenging behaviour 

  • Management of acute and chronic mental health conditions

Access this service

Consultant psychiatrists and care coordinators can refer an individual to the Adult Learning Disability Inpatient Service Suffolk via the Intensive Support Team. 

The referred person can expect a multidisciplinary assessment of their individual needs followed by a period of treatment to address those needs. 

Visiting and onsite facilities

On street parking is available at Walker Close free of charge. 

We provide disabled access and toilet facilities.

How this service support carers including friends and family

The Walker Close team allows visiting on the unit during specified times. The team can make referrals for a carer assessment. 

We encourage carer involvement with care and treatment, and provide appointments for carers to discuss care and treatment if appropriate and if the patient is happy to consent. 

Urgent help

If you are a service user and are in crisis and need support urgently you can contact your service on the number which will have been provided.  

Call 111 and select the mental health option to speak to our 24 hour mental health crisis line.

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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