What is a learning disability?
The Department of Health (DoH) defines a learning disability as including the presence of:
A significantly reduced ability to understand new or complex information, to learn new skills (impaired intellectual functioning) with a reduced ability to cope independently (impairment of adaptive/social functioning) which started before adulthood, with a lasting effect on development.
Valuing People, Department of Health (2009)
|understand new or difficult information|
|learn new skills|
|cope with things by themselves|
Who are we?
|NELFT's learning disability teams provide health and social care services in partnership with the Local Authority (LA) for adults with learning disabilities across:|
- Barking and Dagenham
- Waltham Forest
- Inpatient Moore Ward
|The learning disability teams in Essex are managed by South Essex Partnership Trust (SEPT).|
Who is in the team?
speech and language therapists