Newham Health Team for Adults with Learning Disabilities

29 Romford Road,
London  E15 4LY

Newham Health Team for Adults with Learning Disabilities (NHLD) is a specialist multi-disciplinary team comprising of:

Art Therapy
Clinical Psychology
Learning Disability Community Nursing including an Access to Acute Liaison Nurse
Occupational Therapy
Speech and Language Therapy

We accept referrals for adults

 With severe to profound learning disabilities who have an unmet health need.
 Who are aged 18 or over
 Who have a GP in Newham

We sometimes work with people with mild to moderate learning disabilities with an unmet health need but only if they are unable to access mainstream services even with reasonable adjustments. 

We do not accept referrals for:

 Learning Disability diagnosis without a related unmet health need 
 Adults with specific learning difficulties only e.g. dyslexia 
 Diagnosis of High Functioning Autism / Aspergers 
 People with mild/moderate learning disabilities who are able to access mainstream service with reasonable adjustments
 Adults with an acquired brain damage/ injury in adulthood (i.e. an injury NOT acquired before the age of 18)

NHLD use person-centred approaches that may involve:

Working with people individually or in groups
Adapting mainstream clinical interventions to make them accessible to people 
Working with families and carers 
Adapting clients’ environments 
Working in a person’s home or at our base or local community centres / facilities. 

The work is always at the client's pace and so sessions may take longer than in mainstream services. 

The service is offered between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note we do not offer a rapid/crisis response service within this team.


Referrals by social workers/ Occupational Therapists/ District Nurses/ GP’s/Carers/Self- Referrals/Schools and Colleges.

The new phone number is: 0207 059 6600

The email address is:





Learning Disabilities

Clinical speciality:

Community Health Services