Social care services
Reading Borough Council has two teams supporting people with learning disabilities:
- The Children and Young People’s Team who work with families with disabled children up to the age of 25 years
- The Community Learning Disability Team (CLTD) who support people over 25 years
Both teams are made up of social care workers and community nurses who work together to support people with severe learning disabilities/difficulties.
Their role is to make sure that the person you look after has the specialist support they need to:
- stay healthy and well
- be as independent as possible and reach their potential
- be involved in the community
This can include support to:
- find somewhere to live
- go to school or college or work
- meet new friends
- take part in sports and other activities
- find a day service
- access health services
Royal Berkshire Hospital (RBH)
The Senior Nurse/Learning Disability Coordinator can help make hospital visits easier for you and the person you care for.
For more information see www.royalberkshire.nhs.uk/information-for-disabled-patients or call 0118 322 8159 for details.
Provides a drop-in and outreach information, advice and support service for family carers of children and adults with learning disability and autism with learning disability
Visit www.readingmencap.org.uk or call 0118 966 2518.
Strathy Close - LD Day Service
Council run day service for adults with learning disabilities who need a high level of support - including help with personal care where needed.
The team work with individual service users (and their carers) to develop a personal support plan that includes their preferred activities and supports them to develop skills, knowledge and selfesteem to help maximise their potential.
The Service offers a programme of interactive, sensory and physical activities that helps develop independence, promote a healthy lifestyle. They make good use of nearby sports and leisure facilities to increase choice and ensure a community presence.
Referrals are accepted from social workers, people with NHS Continuing Healthcare funding and self-funders.
Strathy Close (off Craig Avenue), Tilehurst, RG30 2PP. Tel: 0118 937 5346
Open Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm