Hounslow Council


Learning disabilities

We work with adults who have a learning disability, their families and their carers to promote independence and personal well-being.

Our Approach

Our work is underpinned by the Social Model of Disability and we actively support adults with a learning disability to be independent and equal in society, with choice and control over their own lives.

What we do

As a joint team with Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust, the team is made up of:

  • Social Workers and Social Work Assistants

  • Speech and Language Therapists

  • Clinical Psychologists

  • Dieticians

  • Nurses

  • Physiotherapists

  • Behavioural Analysts

  • Autism Diagnostic Service

  • Psychiatrist

What we offer

  • Support to keep people safe

  • Support for young people moving into adulthood

  • Support to access meaningful social activities

  • Support to access employment and education

  • Personal Budgets/Direct Payments to purchase personalised support

  • Support with advocacy

  • Support with employment

  • Support for people to travel independently

  • Support to enable people to live independently in their own homes

  • Advice, information and preventative services

  • Support with communication

  • Support to be active and healthy

  • Support with mental health needs

  • Support to manage challenging behaviour

  • Bespoke in house training programme for carer’s and staff who support adults with a learning disability.

Do I have to pay?

Most social care services are chargeable and a financial assessment will be carried out to see how much you will need to pay though the information, advice and assessment we provide is free.

How do I apply?

If you are someone with a learning disability or you are caring for them you can ask the adult social care team for an assessment of your needs.

The team will ask a number of questions to find out more about health, family circumstances, abilities and needs. The team will then decide whether the person is eligible for services or whether help could be provided from other organisations.

Further Information

First Contact Team

Email: adultsocialcare@hounslow.gov.uk

Tel: 020 8583 3100

Fax: 020 8583 3187

CarePlace Hounslow

CarePlace Hounslow is an information and advice directory to support Hounslow residents to find the help and services they need to support their health and independence; whether you are looking for clubs or charities, equipment to move around your home safely, or support because you are a carer or want to find out about residential care - visit  www.careplace.org.uk