Community learning disability team (CLDT)

The CLDT is a joint health and social services team and offers a service to adults aged 18 and over who may need help because of a learning disability.

This may include people who also have any of the following additional needs:

  • Physical and/or sensory disabilities
  • Speech and language difficulties
  • Difficulties in social functioning
  • Concurrent mental health problems
  • Behaviours of concern
  • Epilepsy

The CLDT offers adults with a learning disability and their carers advice, information, and support.

The team is also responsible for: assessment, care planning, specialist health care, and purchasing of appropriate care packages.

The team normally consists of:

  • Team manager
  • Social workers
  • Community learning disability nurses
  • Psychologists
  • Speech and language therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Consultant psychiatrists
  • Business support team
  • Art therapists
  • Occupational therapists

Patient information

You can contact our service in Havering as follows:

Health CLDT Tel:  01708 433446
Health CLDT Textphone: 01708 433175
Health CLDT Email (referrals):
(Please ensure patient identifiable information is password protected if sending from a non secure email)

By Post:

Havering Community learning disability team (Health)

Yew Tree Resource Centre
20 Yew Tree Gardens
Essex RM7 9AA

Opening times:  Monday to Friday, 9-5pm

Out of hours support (outside of Mon-Fri 9-5pm)

Mental Health Crisis Lines

If you are experiencing something that makes you feel unsafe, distressed, or worried about your mental health, you can now contact your local crisis service calling:

111 Option 2 for Mental Health, or Mental Health Direct on 0800 995 1000. We can arrange for you to speak with a mental health professional. We can also advise you about what service to contact to get the support you need.


For safeguarding concerns please contact:

London Borough of Havering Safeguarding team:

Tel: 01708 433550


Referrals for health services only

Referrals are accepted from clients, carers, family members, advocates, health professionals or customer service adult social care. Referral forms can be sent by post to the above address or emailed to

Intensive Support Team for people with a Learning Disability and Autism

The Intensive Support Team for people with a learning disability and autism aims to enhance the current function of the Adult Community Learning Disability Teams (CLDTs) across NELFT.

The service provides intensive support for those with more complex needs, offers (through consultancy and preventative and proactive working) rapid and intensive support to ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, that a user of service remains in their own home or environment and relies on joint working with the CLDTs.  

The Team consists of: A Consultant Psychiatrist, Speech and Language Therapist, Behaviour Specialist, Occupational Therapist, Senior Nursing staff, and Support, Time, and Recovery workers.  

Within normal working hours (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm) your first point of contact is the Havering Community Learning Disability Team. The Intensive Support Team is a 24-hour service and calls are directed to the out of hours team for support required after 9PM, during weekends and bank holidays. To contact the team please call 0300 300 1719, or email

Havering Carers Hub

If you are a carer in Havering, you can get support from the Havering Carers Hub. To find out about the support offered to carers, you can request a free carers information pack.



Telephone: 01708 961 111

Or visit the hub at Community Reach House, 32-34 The High Street, Romford, Essex, RM1 1HR

Health conditions information in Easy Read

For information on common health conditions, visit the EasyHealth website here: Common Health Conditions

For information on other health conditions, visit the EasyHealth website here: Other health conditions

Contact our PALS team (Patient Advice Liaison Service)

Newbury Park Health Centre
40 Perrymans Farm Road

Tel: 0300 300 1711

Easy Read - Patient advice, liaison and complaints leaflet