Community learning disability team (CLDT)

The community learning disabilities team is an integrated health and social services team. We offer a service to adults aged 18 and over who may need care and support because of a learning disability.

The community learning disability team offers: information, advice, support and assistance from social workers, nurses and doctors. A number of different therapies are also provided, which can support service users to live the lives they want and to optimise their health and wellbeing, and live as independently as possible.

We can help those who have a learning disability live in Barking and Dagenham aged between 18 and 65 and a young adult coming into adulthood. The CLDT team will carry out an assessment to see what kind of care and support may be needed. We will ask questions about the things the service user finds easy and hard.

Festive and new year opening times

Becontree Centre will be closed from 28-30 December 2022 inclusive. However, a member of staff will be able to answer your queries over the phone during working hours (9am-5pm). For out of hours support, contact Mental Health Direct on 0800 995 1000. The centre will re-open on 3 January 2023. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Patient information

Contact our service in Barking and Dagenham

Barking and Dagenham Community Learning Disabilities Health Team
The Becontree Centre
508 Becontree Avenue

Tel: 0300 300 1731
Opening times: 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday

If you require urgent assistance call 020 8227 5432 or for safeguarding concerns during the above times please contact the Intake Team on 020 8227 2915 or or

If your contact is outside working hours and cannot wait until the next day for a response, please contact our Emergency Duty Team on 020 8594 8356.


Service users and carers can contact the team directly or by phone or letter.

  • If you want to make a referral for social care, please complete the LBBD referral form and email it to
  • If you want to make a referral for health services, please complete the LBBD referral form and email it to

Please refer to the Community learning disability team - For clinicians page for further information.