Specialist healthcare services for people with learning disabilities who live in Forth Valley are provided by the Community Learning Disability Teams (CLDT’s) and the 26-bed in-patient unit at Loch View. The CLDT’s are based in community locations in Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling, and Loch View is situated just off Stirling Road in Larbert.
The CLDT’s consist of health and social work staff and provide specialist assessment and intervention at home for people with learning disabilities who have complex health and social care needs including for example, epilepsy, autism, mental health, communication difficulties and/or challenging behaviour. CLDT members also offer support, advice and education to carers to assist them in meeting the health and social care needs of people with learning disabilities. The CLDT’s provide links with generic and other specialist health and social care services to ensure equity of access for people with learning disabilities.
Loch View provides care for people with learning disabilities who require specialist or complex health assessment and treatment which cannot, at that time, be met in the community either by generic health services or the CLDT’s. Within Loch View, a multi-agency, therapeutic model of care is delivered which promotes rehabilitation and social inclusion. Staff from Loch View work closely with CLDT members.
Referrals to Loch View
via Consultant Psychiatrist,c/o Bungalow 8, Stirling Road, Larbert FK5 4SD.
Phone: 01324 574380
Integrated Teams – Falkirk, Clackmannanshire and Stirling
The Integrated Teams provide an effective, comprehensive, integrated person-centred service to people with a learning disability who have complex care needs. The Teams provide advice and support to relatives, carers and other professional services to enhance support networks for service users.
The teams have representation from the following disciplines:- Social Work, Community Learning Disability Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Dietetics, Art Therapy, Music Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Administration.
Consultant Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology, G.P. Specialist Liaison for Learning Disability and Additional Support Team work as part of the teams but are not operationally managed within the team at this time.
Falkirk Learning Disability Team
The Falkirk Learning Disability Team provides an integrated health and social service to people with complex needs living in the Falkirk area.
The team operates an open referral system accepting referrals for service users from the Falkirk area who have a learning disability and complex care needs. The service will work with people who are over the age of 16 years. In the case of transition from childcare services to adult services contact may commence before the age of 16, if appropriate, to ease the process of transition. However transition cases remain the responsibility of childcare services whilst under the age of 16.
Referral forms can be obtained from and when completed returned to:
Falkirk Learning Disability Team
The Camelon Centre
108b Glasgow Road
Phone: 01324 506400
Community Learning Disability Team – 01259 216118
Clackmannanshire Community Care Assessment and Care Management Team – 01259 727001
All teams are based at the Clackmannanshire Community Healthcare Centre, Hall Park Road, SAUCHIE FK10 3JQ
The Clackmannanshire Teams do not have a single manager but co-location and close partnership working ensures faster access to and service delivery for clients
An open referral system operates to accommodate referrals from any source by phone, word of mouth, letter to the CLDT or the Community Care Team. The CLDT accepts referrals for clients with complex needs who are 16 years or above. Referral forms can be obtained from and returned to:
Clackmannanshire Learning Disability Team
Clackmannanshire Community Healthcare Centre
Phone: 01259 216118
Referrals to Community Care and Assessment and Care Management Team via 01259 216118
Stirling Learning Disability Team (SLDT)
The SLDT provides an integrated health and social service to people with complex needs living in the Stirling area.
Local leadership is provided by a single operational Manager, who works in partnership with the Lead Nurse for Learning Disabilities and the Professional Heads of Service for the Allied Health Professionals from NHS Forth Valley. Stirling Council is the lead agency and host the team under its Community Services Care Management structure.
The team will accept referrals for clients with complex needs who are over the age of 16.
Referral forms should be completed and sent to:
Assessment Care Management
8-10 Corn Exchange Road
Phone: 01786 471177
Learning Disabilities Service Contacts
Service Manager L.D. & Older Peoples Service
Marlyn Gardner 01324 614657
Administrator Learning Disability Service
Mrs. Irene Bissett 01324 614658
Dr. Chamdima Perera, Consultant Psychiatrist – 01324 574380
Dr. Tanya Thiagarajah, Consultant Psychiatrist – 01324 574380
Dr. Jayne Crow, Consultant LD – 01324 574380
Lead Nurse – Learning Disabilities
Ms Allison Ramsay – 01324 614650
Senior Nurse, Loch View
Caroline Gill – 01324 574340
Sheila Munro – AHP Manager, LD and OAP Care Group – 01259 290521
Sharon Horne-Jenkins – Head of Specialty – Learning Disabilities Psychology – 01324 506400
Integrated Team Manager, Falkirk
Contact FLDT Administrator on 01324 506400
Integrated Team Manager, Stirling
Stirling Community Hospital – 01786 454739
Stirling Council – 01786 471177
Secretary/Receptionist Learning Disability Inpatient Service Loch View
Rhona Macdonald on 01324 574332