Joint community learning disability team

Who are we?

We are social services and health staff who work together to support adults with a learning disability and their carers.

What types of support can we provide?

We can:

  • help people with a learning disability to live independently with support
  • arrange support at home or short breaks away for people who live with carers
  • arrange supported housing or other accommodation, such as residential care
  • support people with a learning disability with their health needs
  • support people with a learning disability who also have a mental health problem or difficulty managing their behaviour
  • help people with a physical disability, as well as a learning disability, to keep as active as possible
  • help people with a learning disability who have eating or weight problems
  • advise and support people to keep safe
  • take action to stop abuse

Reporting abuse

To report abuse of a vulnerable adult, see also Reporting Abuse.

Can I use the service?

You can use the service if you:

  • are over the age of 18
  • have a clear and permanent learning disability and need support to manage your life
  • have health needs your own doctor cannot help you with
  • live in Croydon or have always been supported by Croydon. If another council already supports you, they may continue to support you
  • are the carer of a person with a learning disability who lives in Croydon

How do I apply for support?

You can telephone, send a letter, email or visit us. See contact details at the bottom of this page.

We will first carry out an assessment of your needs.

See also Needs assessment for adults and Your Rights - Fair Access to Care Services.

Will I have to pay for the support I receive?

We will carry out a financial assessment to see if you must pay towards the services you receive.

See also Charging for social care services.

For further information, download a copy of the Joint Community Learning Disability Team leaflet below.

Contact Details

Social services for adults
Telephone 020 8726 6500
Minicom 020 8760 5797
Email Referral.team2@croydon.gov.uk
Address Bernard Weatherill House
8 Mint Walk
Croydon
CR0 1EA

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