Support for adults with learning disabilities

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At Bracknell Forest, we have a special team that looks after people with learning disabilities.

This team is called the Community Team for People with Learning Disabilities (CTPLD).

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The CTPLD team can help you with lots of things, like:

  • advocacy (someone who can help you say what you want)
  • housing
  • help for carers
  • friends and relationships
  • learning new skills
  • keeping healthy
  • travel
  • being and feeling safe
  • learning
  • money and benefits
  • work

Who works in the Bracknell CTPLD team?

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  • a social care team
  • a challenging behaviour specialist
  • psychiatrists
  • learning disability nurses
  • psychologists
  • a physiotherapist
  • a dietitian
  • a speech and language therapist
  • an occupational therapist
  • health support workers

How will the Social Care Team help you?

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We will support you to identify the help you need.

We will talk to you about what you want in your life and how you want to live it.

Together we create a plan.

We will help you to feel and stay safe.

How will the Challenging Behaviour Specialist help you?

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Help you and other people understand your behaviour.

Help you manage your behaviour.

How will the Psychiatrist help you?

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Talk with you and give advice about your mental health.

Make sure that you are taking the right tablets.

How will the Learning Disability Nurse help you?

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Check your health.

Help you get the health care that you need.

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Talk to you about how to stay healthy.

Help you if you need to go to hospital or health appointments.

How will the Psychologist help you?

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Help you understand about how you feel.

Talk to you alone and in private.

Help you to know about your behaviour.

How will the Physiotherapist help you?

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Help you keep active.

Help you keep moving.

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Help you go to clinics if you need to.

How will the Dietitian help you?

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Talk to you about diet and eating healthy food.

Help you with planning your meals.

How will the Speech and Language Therapist help you?

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Help you with your communication.

Help you if you cough when you eat and drink.

How will the Occupational Therapist help you?

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Help you learn new skills.

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Help you work in groups.

Give advice about equipment to help you.

How will the Health Support Worker help you?

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Help the CTPLD team to keep you healthy.

Help you to get to health appointments at the hospital or doctor.

Your rights

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If you are happy about the service, tell us!

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If you are unhappy about the service, you can make a complaint by:

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You have the right to a second opinion.

If you are not happy with what someone has said, you can meet someone else. Tell us!

Who can get an assessment

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You can get an assessment if you are:

  • 18 years old or nearly 18 years old
  • have a learning disability
  • live in Bracknell

You can contact us and we will send someone out to speak to you. Friends and family can help you say what you need or we can find you an advocate (someone who can help you say what you want).

How to get in touch

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You can phone us: 01344 354466

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You can visit us:

Time Square
Market Street
Bracknell
RG12 1JD

More information

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To find out more about advocacy, you can contact seAp advocacy by:

  • phone: 0300 343 5702
  • text: text SEAP (followed by your message) to 80800
  • email: info@seap.org.uk

You can find more information about the Care Act on GOV.UK.