Specialist service for learning disabilities

How we provide a service to families, carers and professionals to meet the needs of children and young people with learning disabilities.

The learning disability community nursing team is a specialised service, which works with families to meet the behavioural needs of children and young people with learning disabilities in Suffolk.

How we can help

The types of behaviours that the team can assist with may include:

  • anger/aggression
  • anxiety
  • sleeping
  • meal time management
  • daily living
  • cooperating with routine
  • adolescence/puberty
  • sexuality
  • menstruation
  • self esteem
  • mental health
  • continence management and promotion

Where we can help

We aim to help children and young people with learning disabilities by providing specific, time-limited behaviour support interventions based on assessed need.

These interventions can come about through:

  • home, school and community visits
  • short break services
  • group work
  • clinic based appointments

Contact us

We are based in 2 locations in Suffolk; east base and west base.

East base

  • Address: St Helen's House, 571 Foxhall Road, Ipswich, IP3 8LX
  • Call 01473 321240
  • Fax: 01473 321257

West base

  • Address: Child Health Centre, Hospital Road, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3ND
  • Call: 01284 775068
  • Fax: 01284 775114