Learning Disability

Transforming care for people with a learning disability and/or autism in Bromley

In October 2015, NHS England published 'Building the right support', a national plan to develop community services for people with a learning disability and/or autism and who display behaviour that challenges (including those with a mental health condition). The publication of the national plan follows an extensive piece of work conducted by NHS England and various partners.

Read more about how Bromley is working as part of the South East London Transforming Care Partnership to deliver the changes for Bromley on our Transforming care page.

Accessible Event Listing

The first event listing specifically for people with learning disabilities and/or autism in the UKhas beenlaunched. The listing provides information for disabled people on accessible events and venues alongside their regular entertainment and cultural listings.

There is a wide range of services available for people with learning disabilities both throughout the borough and nationally . The following organisations offer information and advice about living with a learning disability. They also offer a wide range of services to help ensure that people with learning disabilities live a full and independent life.To find out what services are available to you please visit their websites.

Local Organisations

Bromley Mencap Family Services (incorporating Bromley Scope) provides information and support on a range of topics including benefits, grants, education, leisure, short breaks, support planning, health transition and housing. Visit their site to find out how they might be able to help you.

Burgess Autistic Trust is a specialist independent charity. That offers a wide range of services supporting children, young people and adults with differing needs.

Advocacyfor All provide an advocacy service for people with a learning disability and other groups to make their voice heard.

Carers Bromley give practical support and information to carers, please browse their website to see what they can provide in all wards in the London Borough of Bromley.

Deaf Access provides a diverse range of groups and services aimed at supporting independence and empowerment.

Oxleas NHS has opened a new Good Health Walk- Clinic for people with learning disabilities and their Carers.

Learning Disability Nurses in the Community Learning Disability Team aim to use their clinical judgement in the provision of care to enable people (with learning disabilities) to improve, maintain, or recover health, to cope with health problems and to achieve the best quality of life.

Bromley have produced a Transition booklet as a resource guide to transition and transition planning in Bromley for children with learning disabilities.

National Organisations

British Institue of Learning Disability BILD work to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities and family carers. They have lots of information and advice that you may find useful.

Disabled Go offers lots of very useful information for people with a disability.

Travel support for people with learning difficulties: Transport for London has produced a Travel Support Card for people with hidden disabilities to help them use public transport more easily. Showing the care will alert members of staff on Buses, DLR, London Overground,Tram and Tube that the passenger may need support, information or directing. The wallet sized card is free and has a blank space where you can write down information about the journey and the type of help that may be needed. You can order a travel support card by contacting London Travel information on 0843 222 1234.

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