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Learning Disabilities (CTPLD)

We can provide support if you have a learning disability.

If you’re caring for, or working with, someone with a learning disability, our Symptom Checker guide has advice on the coronavirus symptoms to look out for and what to do next.

Our guide covers the most common symptoms for coronavirus, as well as other illnesses with similar symptoms.

For each symptom, we’ve included details around other possible reasons as to why they may be happening. 

The information is intended as a guide only, as everyone’s symptoms and experiences will be different.

Read our Symptom Checker guide (pdf)

Contact NHS111

If you’re unsure about symptoms and you’re concerned about someone, contact NHS for advice.

Call NHS 111

Visit NHS 111 website (this will open a new browser tab)

Read more about coronavirus symptoms on the NHS website (this will open a new browser tab)

Beyond Words

The Beyond Words website has free picture stories about how to keep yourself and others safe. 

Visit the Beyond Words website to see the free guides (this will open a new browser tab)

Advice from Public Health England

Here are easy-read guides on how to look after yourself during coronavirus (COVID-19).

Read the 'How to look after your feelings and your body' guide (pdf)

Read the 'How to stay safe at home' guide (pdf)

Photosymbols

A poster which explains how to stay safe during coronavirus (COVID-19). 

See the poster by Photosymbols (pdf)

Learning Disability England

Useful information on their website about how to keep in touch with others and stay safe.

Read the information on their website (this will open a new browser tab)

NHS Easy Read advice 

Here are easy-read guides if you're feeling worried, or very sad or have low mood. 

Read advice if you feel worry (this is known as anxiety) (pdf)

Read this advice if you feel very sad and low in mood (this is known as depression) (pdf)

You can find more guides on the NHS Oxford Health website

Visit the NHS Oxford Health website (this will open a new browser tab)

About the vaccine

Learning Disability England (LDE) have a guide about the facts you need to know about the vaccine.

Read the guide from LDE (pdf)

You can find more information on the LDE website.

Visit the LDE website (this will open a new browser tab)

Getting the vaccine

Find out how to get the vaccine (this will open a new browser tab)

Once you’re referred into our service, we can support you with advice, an assessment, and a range of treatments and therapies.

Our team is made up of experienced healthcare professionals who will work together to give you a personalised care plan, including:

  • Nurses who can help you get a health check with your GP, look after your medication and find out about behaviour and epilepsy management
  • Health support workers
  • Occupational therapists who can help you improve your independence by carrying out day to day activity and assessing you for specialist equipment
  • Physiotherapists who can help reduce pain and improve mobility issues, including specialist equipment like wheelchairs or mobility aids
  • Psychiatrists who can help you manage your emotions and make life less stressful as well as providing any medication you might need
  • Psychologists who can help you cope with your emotions and improve your communication skills
  • Behaviour specialists
  • Dieticians
  • Speech and language therapists who can improve your communication skills and help with any eating or drinking problems

We also work in partnership with social workers and social service assessment officers to make sure you’re getting the best support possible. 

COVID-19 Symptom Checker Guide

Our Symptom Checker guide has advice on the COVID-19 symptoms to look out for and what to do next.

The information is intended as a guide only, as everyone’s symptoms and experiences will be different.

Read our Symptom Checker guide (pdf)

If you’re unsure about symptoms and you’re concerned about someone, contact NHS for advice.

Call NHS 111

Visit NHS 111 website (this will open a new browser tab)

Read more about coronavirus symptoms on the NHS website (this will open a new browser tab)

Easy read health information

We can supply you with a range of healthcare information in a format that suits you. Just ask your healthcare professional for more information.

You can also visit the Easy Health website for more leaflets, videos and other health information that's in an easy to read format.

Visit the Easy Health website (this will open a new browser tab)

Hospital Passport

We've also produced a Hospital Passport that you and your carers can fill in each time you go into hospital. This will help your doctors and nurses support you in the best way possible.  

Sign up to our newsletter

Our Learning Disabilities team are sending out regular updates for patients, their families and carers full of fun and practical activities that you can safely carry out while shielding or social distancing.

Sign up to our newsletter (this will open a new browser tab)

You can refer yourself or a loved one into our service by completing a referral form and sending it to us.

Read our referral form (pdf document)

If you’re referring someone else, please let them know beforehand.

Bracknell

Times Square

2nd Floor, North
Market Street
Bracknell
Berkshire
RG12 1JD

Call 01344 354 466

Bracknell opening times

Day of the week Time
Monday 8.30am to 5pm
Tuesday 8.30am to 5pm
Wednesday 8.30am to 5pm
Thursday 8.30am to 5pm
Friday 8.30am to 5pm

Slough

Observatory House

Slough CTPLD
25 Windsor Road
SL1 2EL

Call 01753 475 111

Slough opening times

Day of the week Time
Monday 8.30am to 5pm
Tuesday 8.30am to 5pm
Wednesday 8.30am to 5pm
Thursday 8.30am to 5pm
Friday 8.30am to 5pm

Maidenhead

St Marks Hospital

Windsor and Maidenhead (WAM CTPLD)
St Marks Road
SL6 6DU

Call 01753 638 677

Windsor and Maidenhead opening times

Day of the week Time
Monday 9am to 5pm
Tuesday 9am to 5pm
Wednesday 9am to 5pm
Thursday 9am to 5pm
Friday 9am to 5pm

West Berkshire

West Street House

Newbury
Berkshire
RG14 1BZ

Call 01635 503 551

Our West Berkshire opening times

Day of the week Time
Monday 9am to 5pm
Tuesday 9am to 5pm
Wednesday 9am to 5pm
Thursday 9am to 5pm
Friday 9am to 5pm

Reading

Erlegh House

Earley Gate 
Whiteknights Road
Reading
RG6 6BZ

Call 0118 214 3298

Our Reading opening times

Day of the week Time
Monday 9am to 5pm
Tuesday 9am to 5pm
Wednesday 9am to 5pm
Thursday 9am to 5pm
Friday 9am to 5pm

Wokingham

The Old Forge

45-47 Peach Street
Wokingham
Berkshire
RG40 1JX

Call 0118 936 8681

Our Wokingham opening times

Day of the week Time
Monday 8.30am to 5pm
Tuesday 8.30am to 5pm
Wednesday 8.30am to 5pm
Thursday 8.30am to 5pm
Friday 8.30am to 5pm