Southern Devon

Learning disability nurses support people with learning disabilities and their families and carers.  We help children and young people with learning disabilities to maintain their health and wellbeing and to live their lives as fully and independently as possible by providing advice and support. We also support healthcare and education professionals as part of our service.

Children and Family Health Devon provides the NHS Learning Disability Nursing service in Barnstaple, Bideford, Ilfracombe and South Molton from our South Devon base.

Support available:

  • Exeter, Mid and East Devon
  • Northern and Torridge
  • Okehampton
  • West Devon
  • South Hams excl. Dartmouth and Totnes
  • South Hams incl. Dartmouth and Totnes
  • Teignbridge

  • Exeter, Mid and East Devon
  • Northern and Torridge
  • Okehampton
  • West Devon
  • South Hams excl. Dartmouth and Totnes
  • South Hams incl. Dartmouth and Totnes
  • Teignbridge

  • Communication for a young person with a learning disability
  • Sexual Health for young people with a learning disability
  • Sleep Problems for a child with learning disabilities
  • Emotional support for parents of a child or young person with a learning disability
  • Learning Disability and Autistic Spectrum Condition
  • BehaviourS of concern

About us

The service we offer includes behavioural, sleep and toileting assessments; working with children who have profound and severe levels of learning disability (including children who additionally have autism) and supporting the development of community and school based programmes of support. As such, we offer support both directly to children and young people with learning disabilities and indirectly in order to facilitate access to mainstream services.

In South Devon our team is made up of Learning Disability Nurses, Clinical Psychologists  and an Assistant Psychologist.

You can refer a child or young person to us by using the Single Point of Access and making a Request for Service.

Contacts

Children and Family Health Devon
Single Point of Access Team
1a Capital Court
Bittern Road
Sowton Industrial Estate
Exeter EX2 7FW

Email: TSDFT.DevonSPA@nhs.net

t: 0330 024 5321 – ask to speak to a duty member from the Learning Disability Team