Learning Disabilities and Autism Hospital@Home Service

What we do

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About the service

We work with young people with a learning disability and/or autism (with functional impairment). We provide an alternative to inpatient admission, via an intensive model that links into existing community services. We support young people to stay as close to home as possible.

How we work

Once operational, we will work flexibly across the working week.

As part of the Thames Valley Collaborative Network of service providers we work across:

  • Bath and North East Somerset
  • Berkshire West
  • Buckinghamshire
  • Gloucestershire
  • Oxfordshire
  • Swindon
  • Wiltshire

We aim to provide high quality care for the most unwell young people as close to home as possible.

How we help

  • We bolster systems working with the young person, that include placement, education, families, or carers, on a day-day basis.
  • We provide specialist interventions from a multidisciplinary team who have experience working with people who have a LD and or Autism along with other MH illness.

Our approach

We work with a systemic patient-centred approach, using a variety of evidenced and practice-based models. We value the different skills brought to the team from:

  • Clinical psychology
  • Psychiatry
  • Speech & Language Therapy
  • Behavioural specialists
  • Intensive nursing support

The team will be working directly with the community provisions and enhancing the offers. There will be intensive packages of community care within a Tier 4 specification to prevent admissions.

We’re recruiting

We are the newly formed Learning Disability and Autism Hospital at Home team and we have some pioneering clinical roles where you can make a genuine difference to children and young people’s lives.


We will be able to ensure that children and young people are cared for in an inpatient setting or via an ‘out of hospital’ service as close to home as possible. This will:

  • Reduce the demand on families to travel long distances to visit their loved ones in hospital
  • Enhance continued engagement with community clinical teams
  • Encourage early therapeutic leave from the ward to support transition
  • Minimise Length of Stay
  • Avoid admission

Non-urgent advice: Get in touch

If you have any queries, feel free to contact us.

Phone: 01865 901 684

Email: ldat4camhs@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk

Address: LDA H@H, Meadow Unit, The Warneford Hospital, Warneford Lane, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7JX


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Page last reviewed: 20 March, 2024