Pathway to Adult Learning Disability Services

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You must come through the following ‘Pathway’ in order to avail of Adult Learning Disability Services.

The diagram below explains the ‘Pathway to Adult Learning Disability Services’ – the processes involved and what you need to do in order to be a Service User.

Pathway to ALD Services

Title: Pathway to obtaining Adult Learning Disability Services

Top of the chart begins:

1. Referral by GP to determine if Learning Disabilities Present, then Assessment by Consultant Psychiatrist/Clinical Psychologist

1a. Learning Disability Diagnosis – Yes , then Refer to Community Social Work Team, then Assessment of Need and Carer’s Assessment Undertaken, then Care and Support Plan developed, then Services provided based on assessment of need, then Annual Case/Care Review or earlier if required.

1b. Learning Disability Diagnosis – No, then Discharge and Signpost

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2. Referrals by Children’s Services through transitions process.

2a. Learning Disability Diagnosis – Yes, then Refer to Community Social Work Team, then Assessment of Need and Carer’s Assessment Undertaken, then Care and Support Plan developed, then Services provided based on assessment of need, then Annual Case/Care Review or earlier if required.