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Therapy Services for Disabled Adults

Disabled children/adults often have complicated and multiple issues with their health. Behavioural issues can also make it hard to access health services, such as the dentist and GP. However there are specialist services available that could help. The following is information about these local and national health services, and how they can help you and your child/adult keep healthy.

Learning Disability Team (18+ RBKC)

The team offers assessments and packages of care and support plans to enable an individual (18 years upwards) who has been assessed as having a learning disability to live as independently as possible.

The team provides a multi-disciplinary service made up of social workers, care managers, community nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists, speech and language therapists and psychiatrists.

Local Authorities normally have eligibility criteria to determine whether someone can receive social care services. This is largely based on the Fair access to care services (FACS) guidance.

The criteria may vary between Local Authorities, but should include the following points:

  • There is a critical risk to your independence and wellbeing– for example, you are unable to wash, dress or feed yourself.
  • There is a substantial risk to your independence and wellbeing – for example, you are unable to carry on with many areas of your employment or education.
  • Your needs may be due to a physical or learning disability or a mental health condition – however, temporary medical conditions are not usually covered.

 

Full of Life · A self-help group managed by parents of children with disabilities

Contact:
020 7313 6880 – Main Office
020 7313 6843 – Duty Worker
020 7373 2227 – Emergency Out of Hours Duty Service.

Address: 1-9 St Marks Road, LONDON, W11 1RG

Occupational Therapy for Adults (18+)

If you have a long-term condition affecting your ability to carry out most everyday activities, you may be able to access occupational therapy through social services. This would be through the Learning Disability Team.

The team provides a multi-disciplinary service made up of social workers, care managers, community nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists, speech and language therapists and psychiatrists.

You can contact the social services department of your local council to arrange an assessment with an occupational therapist, or you can be referred for an assessment by:

  • your GP or consultant (specialist doctor)
  • a nurse
  • another healthcare professional
  • a social care professional

 

Please note that home adaptions and equipment are provided via Social Services Occupational Therapy. For more information click here .

For more information about this contact Samantha Peters, Carers’ Advocate on 0208 962 9917 or email advocacy@fulloflifekc.com

Full of Life · A self-help group managed by parents of children with disabilities

You can also contact the Learning Disability Team directly:

1-9 St Marks Road
LONDON
W11 1RG

Telephone: 020 7313 6880

 

Speech and Language Therapy for Adults (16+)

CLCH Speech and Language Therapy 16+ (RBKC, LBHF, WCC)

The adult speech and language therapy teams assess, evaluate and provide appropriate intervention to adults with speech and language issues including:

  • difficulty producing and using speech
  • difficulty understanding language
  • difficulty using language
  • difficulty with feeding, chewing or swallowing

They also provide adult speech and language therapy in-patient and outpatient services at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital (please see www.chelwest.nhs.uk ). This service offers support for adults who have a voice problem or a stammer.

There is also an Assistive Communication Service (ACS) – a local and regional specialist service for people who may require alternative and augmentative communication systems.

The Speech and Language service can be accessed in a number of hospital and health centre settings, please speak to your GP or Social Worker for more information.

Learning Disability Team Speech and Language Therapy 18+ (RBKC)

Speech and Language Therapy can be accessed via the Learning Disability Team. The team offers assessments and packages of care and support plans to enable an individual (18 years upwards) who has been assessed as having a learning disability to live as independently as possible.

The team provides a multi-disciplinary service made up of social workers, care managers, community nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists, speech and language therapists and psychiatrists.

For more information about this service contact Samantha Peters, Carers’ Advocate on 0208 962 9917 or email sam@fulloflifekc.com

You can also contact the Learning Disability Team directly:

1-9 St Marks Road
LONDON
W11 1RG

Telephone: 020 7313 6880

 

Physiotherapy for Adults (18+) Learning Disability Team (RBKC)

Physiotherapy can be accessed via the Learning Disability Team. The team offers assessments and packages of care and support plans to enable an individual (18 years upwards) who has been assessed as having a learning disability to live as independently as possible.

The team provides a multi-disciplinary service made up of social workers, care managers, community nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists, speech and language therapists and psychiatrists.

For more information about this contact Samantha Peters, Carers’ Advocate on 0208 962 9917 or email sam@fulloflifekc.com

You can also contact the Learning Disability Team directly:

1-9 St Marks Road
LONDON
W11 1RG

Telephone: 020 7313 6880

providers, independently of the council. For more information: http://healthwatchcwl.co.uk/kensington-chelsea

St Charles Psychology Service (RBKC)

The psychological health team provides brief cognitive behavioural therapy and counselling to adults (aged 18 and over) in Kensington and Chelsea who have common mental health problems. These can include:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • bereavement
  • relationship/family difficulties
  • financial/employment problems.

In addition to their NHS service, they also provide a Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea funded Carers Counselling Service as part of the local carers’ strategy.

The psychological health team work from two designated Hubs at Gertrude Street in Chelsea and St Charles Centre for Health and Wellbeing. In addition, our step 3 clinicians also work in a number of the health centres and GP practices across Kensington and Chelsea.

To be referred to this service speak to your GP. For more information about this service click here