Integrated learning disability team (RILDT)
The Redbridge integrated learning disability team (RILDT) is an integrated team of health and social services professionals supporting people from age 18 and over. RILDT consists of:
- social workers
- learning disability specialist psychiatry
- community learning disability nurses
- art therapists
- psychologists, including a clinical behavioural specialist
- speech and language therapists
- occupational therapists
- and administrative support
The adult service is provided to people aged 18 and over who have a diagnosis of a learning disability (according to the team’s eligibility criteria) and it is felt their needs are best met by this specialist team. The team work alongside mainstream services.
The team work with people who have a range of additional needs related to their learning disability.
- physical and/or sensory disabilities
- speech and language difficulties
- difficulties in social functioning
- behavioural and mental health issues.
The team also support carers by carrying out carers’ assessments and providing supporting according to their needs.
The team is responsible for carrying out assessment of health and social care needs. This may include advice regarding benefits, housing and respite services.
The RILDT works in close collaboration with the transition service for children who have disabilities age 14 years and over. This team support children with a range of disabilities and support them to access the most appropriate adult service when they reach adulthood. For example this would include adult mental health services, mainstream adult services as well as the learning disabilities team.
Contact our service in Redbridge
Redbridge Community Learning Disabilities Service
Health & Social Care – Fairlop cluster
852 Cranbrook Road
Tel: 020 870 82229
Fax: 020 870 87022
Opening hours: Mon to Fri: 9 am to 5 pm
Referrals will be accepted from clients, carers, family members, advocates, health professionals, GPs or customer service adult social care. Referrals can be made here https://mylife.redbridge.gov.uk/form/contact_form/#!/