Adult Community Learning Disability Service (ACLD)
The Adult Community Learning Disability Service (ACLD) provides a county-wide service from four bases - Carlisle, Workington, Barrow-in-Furness and a satellite office in Kendal for adults with a global learning disability. The service has the following objectives:
To contribute to a reduction in health inequality for people with learning disabilities through working with mainstream services to enable them to meet the general and specialist health needs of people with learning disabilities
To work collaboratively with colleagues in Primary Care and in mainstream health services to facilitate good general health care and promote healthier lifestyles, and to ensure that we provide specialist evidence based assessment, intervention and capacity building support to our service users and the statutory and independent sector services that support them
To provide specialist health services and clinical intervention through core pathway models. The pathways that are currently operated within the service are:
- Challenging Behaviour
- Mental Health
- Physical Health and Health Facilitation
- Forensic Services
- Inpatient Assessment and Treatment.
- To provide evidence based interventions in a structure which ensures engagement with service users and carers and other partners in service provision, supporting the structures established within Cumbria by statutory and independent sector organisation. There is more information about Specialist Learning Disability Services on this website.