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City & Hackney: Integrated Learning Disability Service (ILDS)

We are an integrated multi-agency, multi-disciplinary team, providing specialist health and social care support to adults with Learning Disabilities (LD), who are residents of the London Borough of Hackney and the City of London and have a GP in the area.

The service is jointly commissioned by Hackney Council and the City and Hackney CCG.

The service is made up of specialist Social Workers, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists and Specialist Community Nurses.



Hackney Service Centre
1 Hillman Street
E8 1DY
United Kingdom

Opening hours
09:00 - 17:00
Monday to Friday
Telephone number
020 8356 7444

Making Contact

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
E8 1DY

For out of hours / emergency (after 17:00 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

Learning Difficulty

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 our 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 a complex learning disability and/or mental health needs.