The Learning Disability Community Service would like to provide you with the most up to date information we have on the Covid-19 vaccine:
- Covid-19 vaccine - acessibility and reasonable adjustments (Challenging Behaviour Foundation)
- Covid-19 vaccine accessible information (Public Health England)
- Care Provider Health Bulletin – see the three links within for local information regarding the vaccination programme
- Easy Read information for the COVID-19 vaccination programme - (Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group)
It is important to start preparing people with learning disabilities for having the Covid-19 vaccine. Please consider action plans and seek support for those who may need additional support; de-sensitisation, needle phobias, etc.
For those who may lack capacity in relation to receiving the Covid19 vaccine please liaise with families and GPs.
Some additional Covid-19 information you may find useful:
- Symptom checker for vulnerable poeple
- ReSPECT leaflet – please liaise with family and GP’s regarding this. This is recommended for everyone regardless of age and diagnosis.
Please feel free to circulate these documents to your wider service. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.
What is an Integrated Learning Disabilities Service?
We are a team of Health & Social Care Professionals (Norfolk County Council) who support adults with Learning Disabilities.
A leaflet about the Learning Disabilites service can be found here.
What is a Learning Disability?
A Learning Disability is a significant impairment in intellectual functioning combined with an impairment in social or adaptive functioning since childhood.
Information on learning disabilities is available on the NHS website.
The team offers specialist assessment, including diagnostic assessment of learning disabilities and autism.
Depending on what is needed the team work in different ways
- Directly with the person
- Indirectly – with carers and families
- Jointly with other professionals
- Signposting and support to access mainstream services
Who we care for
Adults (people aged 18 and over) with a learning disability whose needs cannot be met by mainstream services. Individuals must be registered with a Norfolk GP.
Who we are
We are a multi-disciplinary team, this means we have lots of different kinds of professions.
An accesible information leaflet about the team can be found here
- Learning Disability Nurses ( Accessible information leaflet - Learning Disability Nurses )
- Clinical Psychologists ( Accessible information leaflet - Psychologist , Trauma Informed Care leaflet )
- Speech & Language Therapists ( Accessible information leaflet - Speech and Language Therapy SLT service patient leaflet)
- Occupational Therapists ( Accessible information leaflet - Occupational Therapist )
- Physiotherapists ( Accessible information leaflet - Physiotherapist )
- Dieticians ( Accessible information leaflet - Dietitian )
- Health Care Assistants
- Social Workers & Assistant Practitioners
- Intensive Support Team ( Accessible information leaflet - Intensive Support Team )
- Psychiatry (provided by Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust)
Where we are
There are five Community Learning Disabilities Teams which cover Norfolk. We also see people at home, day services, in clinics, at GP surgeries and other settings as appropriate.
Referral for health support can be made via the NCH&C CLDT Referral Form.
Self-referral for a Care Act Social Care Assessment is via Norfolk County Council 24-hour customer services (Social Care Centre of Expertise SCCE): 0344 800 8020
Help with health costs
If you're referred to hospital or other NHS premises for specialist NHS treatment or diagnostic tests by a doctor, dentist or another primary care health professional, you may be able to claim a refund of reasonable travel costs under the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS). Find out more about the HTCS.