Adult Learning Disability Team

The Adult Learning Disability Team support adults with a learning disability from the age of 18 years. For information on the full range of services please continue reading.

  • Tell me about the Adult Learning Disability Team

    • The Adult Learning Disability Team comprises of a multi-disciplinary team of specialist learning disability professionals, including; a clinical psychologist, a social worker, a lead nurse, an occupational therapist, a physiotherapist and a speech and language therapist.
    • Referrals can be made by GP, other professionals, inter-agency referrals or self/family.
    • PBS Team: The Positive Behavioural Support Team works alongside the Community Learning Disability Team (CLDT).
  • Who does the service help and support?

    • To access the Adult Learning Disability Service, the young person needs to be over the age of 18 and have difficulty with intellectual functioning, and difficulties with social communication and/or daily living skills, with evidence that these difficulties started in childhood.
    • To access any of the accommodation services (outreach and residential) a referral would be needed, which can come from a variety of sources including: GP, Family or Professional
    • If you are known to Adult Learning Disability Service and are already supported by one of our team/s they can complete a referral to another team, if they think additional support is required/requested.
    • If you are supported by another department/GP/professional and they think you need support from the Adult Learning Disability Team can refer you but the team will need to confirm you are on the learning disability register.
    • If you are not on the learning disability register, an assessment will be undertaken before any referral is accepted to ensure you meet the learning disability criteria.
    • Professionals/GP can refer straight to the Adult Learning Disability Team. 
  • How do I get help?

    • A referral can be made to the Adult Learning Disability Team where an assessment of your needs will be made
    • You can contact the Adult Learning Disability Team by telephone on 01481 230026
    • You can find us at the Professor Shaw Community Centre, La Rue Maze, St Martin's, Guernsey, GY4 6LL.
  • What does the Adult Learning Disability Team do? 

    • The Team will listen to you to find out what your goals are and what you want to achieve.
    • The Team can be flexible to your needs and want to work with you to support you in achieving good health and well-being and a good quality life.
    • The service is available Monday to Friday from 10am - 4pm.
  • The Day Service currently supports adults with learning disabilities from the age of 18 to 65 years who meet the eligibility criteria for a learning disability and who reside in the Bailiwick of Guernsey.

    • The service is available Monday to Friday from 10am - 4pm (transport may be available to and from the Day Service between 9am - 10am and 4pm - 5pm).
    • The Day Service takes a person centred approach which means it is focused on your needs. The day service provides opportunities for people to take up new challenges and experiences through a wide range of activities. As part of this approach we develop personal programmes based within a person's local community, according to their own personal interests, goals and objectives
    • We work closely with the people we support, their families, other professionals and local partners to deliver effective services that are based on people's individual needs, whether for a few hours or a few days a week.
    • We encourage and support people to make full use of their community - including the use of the day service base, outdoor environment, shops, library, leisure centre, cafes and pubs etc. to access their local community.
    • The Adult Disability Day Service is based at the Professor Shaw Community Centre, La Rue Maze, St Martin's, Guernsey, GY4 6LL. Contact 01481 230026
  • Tell me about the Drop Inns

    • The Drop Inns can be used by adults with a learning disability from the age of 18 years who meet the eligibility criteria for a learning disability, and who reside in the Bailiwick of Guernsey.
    • You will need to meet with us for an initial chat. This is for us to find out about you, register your details, give you more information and explain how the Drop Inns work. Once you have registered and we have agreed the Drop Inns are suitable for you, the idea is that you can just turn up. The Drop Inns are for users who require minimal support.
    • Drop Inns provide various activities and opportunities, and are a great way to meet other people; have a chat, join in a variety of activities if you want to, try new things, make new friends and have fun.
    • There are five Drop Inns a week. These are based in various locations around the island:
    • Monday 10am - 1pm - North Youth Centre, La Moye Road, Vale GY35DR
    • Tuesday 10am - 12.30pm - Professor Shaw Community Centre, La Rue Maze, St Martin's, GY4 6LL 
    • Wednesday 2pm - 4pm - The Bowl, Victoria Avenue, St Sampson's, GY2 4BB
    • Thursday 10am - 1pm - Delancy Elim Church, Les Banques, St. Sampson's, GY24BL
    • Friday 10am - 1pm - North Youth Centre, La Moye Road, Vale GY35DR
    • Activities include: computers, pool table, air hockey table, puzzles, arts and crafts, magazines. Refreshments are available. A ten pin bowling session takes place weekly at The Bowl.
    • The Drop Inn charges a small amount per meeting.
    • Please contact us through the Day Service. The Adult Learning Disability Day Service is based at the Professor Shaw Community Centre, La Rue Maze, St Martin's, Guernsey, GY4 6LL Tel:  01481 230027
  • Tell me about the Short Break Service (Respite) Services

    • The Short Break Service provides respite support to adults who have been assessed as having a learning disability, aged 18-65 years, who live at home with family and carers and meet the eligibility criteria.
    • How do you get help?
      • The Short Break Service is accessed by referral which is then discussed by the Community Learning Disability Team.  You can refer yourself, the Adult Learning Disability Team can refer you or another professional/team such as your GP can refer you.
    • The service provides one to one support to you, providing different choices to enable you to help meet some of your dreams and aspirations.
    • Support can be provided in various ways, depending on your requests and needs. For example in one of our respite units, in your own home, on and off island holidays or outreach style support to access community events.
    • The Short Break Service will talk to you, your, family, carers and other services to ensure they meet the needs of all those they support whilst providing an individual service to you.
    • You can find the Short Break Service at Le Grand Courtil, Rue Maze, St Martins, GY4 6HA. Contact 01481 233215.
  • Tell me about accommodation services

    • The Adult Learning Disability Accommodation Service provides health and social care to adults who meet the eligibility criteria for a learning disability, and who reside in the Bailiwick of Guernsey.
    • How do people access the service?
      • The initial referral can come from a number of services including: your GP family or a professional
      • To access the Adult Learning Disability Service, the young person needs to be over the age of 18 years and have difficulty with intellectual functioning, and difficulties with social communication and/or daily living skills. See transition section for more information about entering the learning disability register. To be eligible for any of the services an assessment will be carried out by named professionals. You will be kept informed throughout the assessment process and once a decision has been made you will be notified in writing.
    • What services are provided?
      • There are three types of accommodation service available:-
    • Residential Homes
      • Adult Learning Disability Services provides residential care and support within a number of different settings.
      • Each home supports people with a variety of needs including individuals that require 24 hour care.
    • Supported Living: Adult Learning Disability
      • Services provide accommodation and specialist services within a community setting at Le Grande Courtil (Phase 2 site). This accommodation is tailored to support individuals with the aim of enabling the promotion of a semi-independent living using the Active Support Model.
    • Outreach Services
      • Delivers care and support for individual's living in their own accommodation in the community (i.e. private rental, states houses, own home, extra care housing) and also provides tailored support for individuals living in family settings.
      • The types of support these/supported living and Outreach Service provide will include:-
      • Support with health needs - support to any medical or health appointment, dentist, chiropodist, opticians and hospital appointment.
      • Community inclusion and social interaction.