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Adult Learning Disability and Autism Team

The Learning Disabilities and Autism Team is part of Newcastle Adult Services. They are made up of social workers and two floating Support workers. They help adults with learning disabilities and/or autism and their carers.

There are a number of ways in which they can help. They can:

• Arrange assessments of need under the Care Act for both adults with learning disabilities and/or autism and their carers, either combined or separate assessments
• Plan support with adults and carers with eligible needs
• Signpost adults and carers who do not have eligible needs to other services
• Monitor whether support has been implemented for the people as directed
• Liaise with other professionals who have been asked to support their clients
• Work to safeguard adults with learning disabilities and/or autism and those they are connected to, under Newcastle Safeguarding Adults Board policies and procedures.
• Work with colleagues in Children’s Services, education and health to obtain smooth transition for young people with learning disabilities and/or autism transitioning to Adult Services.
• Promote the rights of people with learning disabilities and/or autism in accordance with the Mental Capacity Act and European Convention of Human Rights
How to refer in:
If you are not already in receipt of any support from Newcastle City Council Learning Disabilities and Autism Team please contact Social Care Direct on 0191 278 8377.
If you already receive support from their team any enquiries can go to the Learning Disability and Autism Team “on- call” workers on 0191 278 8100.

Telephone: 0191 278 8377

Adult Social Care Direct

Telephone 2: 0191 278 8100

LD &A team, applicable if you already receive support

Website:

Fax: 0191 278 8188

Textphone: 0191 278 8266

Textphone: 0191 278 8266

Cost: Free

Address:
West Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE4 9LU

54.9779 -1.59918

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Last updated: February 26, 2018

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