Young People and Adults with Complex Learning Difficulties

A little about working in our team

Our service aims to ensure that young people with physical or learning disabilities have targeted support to meet their aspirations.

Our focus is on 4 areas:

  • employment
  • independent living
  • community inclusion
  • health

We understand that the needs of each individual are different and we work alongside each person so they have a say on what they want for their future.

We are a motivated team that is committed to work together with young people, their families, carers and other partners to ensure they have equal opportunities. We work across specific areas in the district so that we have a better understanding, knowledge and relationship with the services in each area.

  • Our Community Learning Disability Service promotes independence, health and wellbeing of the people we support and their carers. The team is passionate about supporting people to uphold their human rights and to promote autonomy over how they live their lives.
  • Our Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) team manages the process for assessing a person’s needs and authorising deprivation of liberty if this is necessary and in their best interests. It also provides rights of appeal and reviews in keeping with all procedural and legal policies.
  • Our Safeguarding Adults team works with partners to support people to make decisions about the risks they face in their own lives and protecting those who lack the capacity to make these decisions. We coordinate safeguarding alerts and in response reviews each case accordingly with our partners.

Types of job roles in our team

Service Manager – Prevention

You’d provide strategic and operational oversight of the work of the different teams ensuring that the health and social care needs of people with learning disabilities are being met. The role includes working with commissioning service to ensure provision of support services are available via 3rd party providers.

Service Manager – Safeguarding

You’d coordinate the daily activity of the safeguarding team, focusing on the processing of safeguarding alerts and ensuring that timely and appropriate responses are being made. You’d also undertake quality assurance checks to support improvement activity.

Assistant Service Manager

You will support the service manager in the day to day operations and management of the service – ensuring complete oversight of quality of provision.

Team Managers (DoLS / MCA)

You’d plan and coordinate the work of these services, including providing training, raising awareness, providing guidance and overseeing assessments.

Social Worker

You’d support vulnerable people by assessing their various needs using a strength based approach. You’d make recommendations for care packages which increase independence and where necessary complete related assessments.