Pan Lancashire and South Cumbria Community Learning Disability Teams

The Pan Lancashire and South Cumbria Joint Training Partnership is working with members form the Learning Disability Teams across the area to develop, facilitate and evaluate some of the training that it provides.

Members from each of the teams will  provide training on behalf of the partnership. These include Learning Disability Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Physiotherapists and Speech and Language Therapists.

Experts by Experience

We have a group of people from across the North West who have attended a train the trainers course and receive ongoing support to enable them to support the partnership by co delivering or co developing various workshops and courses. We hope to expand this group of people, so if you are interested please contact us using the contact us feature on the website.

The Specialist Support Team provided by Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

The Specialist Support Team has been created to ensure:

  • Better access to relevant treatment closer to home and in the community
  • Fewer people with a learning disability and / or autism having contact with the criminal justice system
  • Fewer people with a learning disability and/ or autism living in a hospital setting
  • Increased capacity to provide effective support for people with Learning Disabilities who offend or display challenging behaviour in community setting

The team uses a wide range of health and social care professionals:

  • Experts by Experience
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Registered Learning Disability Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Support Workers
  • Psychiatrists

One of its five main functions is to provide a range of training and consultancy across the area.