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What is the Intensive Support Team?

The Intensive Support Team supports adults with learning disabilities whose needs cannot be met by the Community Learning Disability Teams.

They work with people for a short and focussed period of time.

They are a community based service. This means they support people where they live, and will work with them and their supporters to make sure they can have a good life in the community.

The Intensive Support Team aims to stop people being sent to Assessment and Treatment Units and Out of County placements when they don’t need to be.

Members of the team have a lot of different specialist skills to help people. There is a Team Manager, Clinical Psychologist, Challenging Behaviour Pathway Lead , Occupational Therapist, Speech and Language Therapist, Assistant Psychologist, and Behavioural Health Care assistant.

The Intensive Support Team is not a crisis emergency intervention service.

How can I use this service?

You will need to be being supported by the Learning Disability Teams to be referred to the Intensive Support Team. The Learning Disability Team will make the referral.

Find out more how you can get support from our Learning Disability Teams.

Last updated: 3 October, 2017