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CAMHS - Learning Disability Service - Coronavirus

We appreciate that this is a very worrying time for the families that we see, but want you to know that the team will at all times be working hard to support you and your children as best we can.

Appointments

We are limiting our home visits and face to face appointments in order to ensure your safety and that of the other families that we see.  The large majority of appointments and reviews will therefore be conducted by telephone or video conferencing. Please let us know if you would prefer not to use your wi-fi data allowance for video conferencing and we will use telephone instead.

The team will still offer face to face appointments for emergency/ crisis presentations or for children with intensive care packages. If the team are visiting you, we would be grateful if you would let us know if any member of your family has a temperature, cough or other flu like symptoms by telephoning 0203 513 4650 before we visit.

Some non-urgent treatments and therapeutic approaches will be suspended due to difficulties delivering these remotely. These will be offered again at a future date as the Covid -19 situation evolves.

Regrettably, we have been advised to only take urgent new referrals.

School Closures

We recommend that families try to develop some kind of daily routine for their child if they are at home for an extended period.

We have gathered and developed some helpful tools and resources (attached to this webpage) to help families at home during social distancing and self-isolating. We hope this can offer some relief and guidance.

We will be working closely with our social care and education colleagues to ensure families receive the support they need.

Contact Arrangements

We would ask you to call the team on 0203 513 4650 if you have any concerns or issues relating to your child. We are continuing to work Monday- Friday 9am -5 pm. There will be a duty clinician available each day if your child’s care co-ordinator is unavailable.

Out of hours, please call the Crisis line on 0800 028 8000

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Assessments and treatment of young people with learning disabilities, and providing advice on how best to support their needs to improve quality of life and access to community activities.

Referral is available from service or referral via special schools, developmental pediatricians or GP.

Up to 18 years old, who have moderate to profound intellectual disability and additional mental health needs or attend a special educational needs school.

Who to contact

Telephone
E-mail
denise.gentry@swlstg.nhs.uk
Website
CAMHS LDs Webpage
Parent Organisation
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust

Where to go

Name
Wandsworth CAMHS Learning Disability Service, First Floor, Harewood House, Springfield Hospital
Address
61 Glenburnie Road
Tooting
Postcode
SW17 7DJ
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Local Offer

Description

What is Wandsworth’s Local Offer ?

This service is for children and young people up to the age of 18 registered with a Wandsworth GP, their families and/or carers across the borough, focusing on those who have a moderate to profound learning disability.

The main referral routes into the service are Clinician Referral. Written referrals from paediatric services, GPs and other primary care professionals are accepted. Referrals will be also accepted from social care staff and those in the network of the child such as a specialist educational needs school.

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Local Offer Age Bands
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
Secondary (11-16 years)
Primary (4-10 years)
Early Years (0-4 years)

Last updated: 01 May 2020

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