Community Learning Disability Teams (CLDT)

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We have three Community Learning Disability Teams (CLDTs) delivering services across Leeds.

The teams are made up of professionally qualified staff including; psychiatrists, psychologists, physiotherapists, dietitians, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and learning disability nurses.

On 25 September 2017, we launched a new team structure and service criteria following a review. You can read more about this in our news section.

Assessment and Referral Team

This team manages referrals, makes decisions on whether they meet our criteria and which professions would need to be involved.

Community Learning Disability Teams: East North East and West and South team

These teams incorporate the full provision of interventions for community learning disabilities including therapies at the Ventures service and specialist knowledge for those with complex multiple impairments.

Health Facilitation Team

The Health Facilitation Team work strategically with services and professionals across the city, supporting them to make reasonable adjustments and to understand the health needs of the learning disability population. They are a small team which consists of clinical and non-clinical staff who share easy-read resources via the Get Checked Out Leeds website.

What to expect

For more information on what you can expect from our teams, download a copy of our easy read leaflet about the service.

Access criteria

Download a copy of the access criteria for community learning disability team support in Leeds.

Referral form

Download a copy of Referral Form (updated August 2021).

How to refer

Referrals for community learning disability services go through our Single Point of Access (SPA) Team.

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Get in touch

Our East North East CLDT (ENE-CLDT) is based at Asket Croft and can be contacted on 0113 85 57050.

Our West and South CLDT (WNW-CLDT) is based at Poplar House at St. Mary’s Hospital and can be contacted on 0113 85 55345.

Our Health Faciliation Team is based at Ventures, St. Mary’s Hospital and can be contacted on


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