If you or someone you know has a learning disability and would like to refer to the team please make contact with us on:
Hackney Service Centre
1 Hillman Street
TEL: 020 8356 7444
For out of hours / emergency (after 5pm Monday to Friday, Weekends and Bank Holidays) please call 0208 356 2300
What is a learning disability?
A learning disability is a significant, lifelong condition that starts before adulthood, and affects development. People with a Learning Disability will need help to understand information, learn skills and manage their life independently.
Following an assessment, the service will support an individual and their family where there is evidence that the individual has a significant intellectual impairment (IQ less than 70) and impaired adaptive functioning, and difficulty with practical activities and social skills
A learning difficulty is not the same thing as a learning disability . For example, a learning difficulty is any learning or emotional problem that affects a person’s ability to learn and get along with others. Specific learning difficulties are Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia.
The purpose of service is to:
assess and meet the needs of people with an eligible learning disability, including young people transitioning into adulthood.
support positive access to and responses from mainstream services.
enable all services to provide effective person-centred support to people with learning disabilities.
provide direct specialist clinical, therapeutic and social care support for people with complex learning disability and/or mental health needs.