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Children's Community Learning Disability Nursing Team - behaviour support

We offer a specialist service to families, carers and professionals which incorporates an holistic approach to meet the behavioural needs of children and young people with learning disabilities in the community. 

We aim to help the individual and their family by providing specific, time-limited behaviour support interventions based on assessed need. 

The work will be completed through the use of visits to the home, school/wider community, short break services, group work or clinic based appointments.

Who to contact

Name
Susie Mawson
Position
Team Lead
Telephone
East base 01473 321240
Email
susan.mawson@suffolk.gov.uk
Address
St Helens House,
571 Foxhall Road,
Ipswich,
Suffolk,
Postcode
IP3 8LX

Additional contact

Name
West base
Telephone
01284 741777
Address
Child health centre
Hospital road
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP3 8LX

Where to go

Area served
Haverhill, Ipswich, Hadleigh, Lakenheath, Ixworth, Kesgrave, Mid Suffolk, Lavenham, Leiston, Newmarket, North Ipswich, Needham Market, Saxmundham, South Ipswich, Aldeburgh, Babergh, Capel St Mary, Stowmarket, Stradbroke, Clare, St Edmundsbury, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Coastal, Elmswell, Eye, Thurston, Debenham, Sudbury, East Ipswich, Framlingham, Wickham Market, Woodbridge, Glemsford, Felixstowe, Forest Heath, West Ipswich
Notes

The team is a county wide service and covers the majority of Suffolk excluding the Lowestoft area, the young person needs to be registered with a Suffolk GP.  We have two bases, one located in Ipswich and the other in Bury St Edmunds with the Ipswich team covering the East of the county and the Bury team the West of the county.  The team will be as flexible as possible and will see children, young people and their families in a setting that is most suitable to them such as school, in their own homes etc.

The East base offers a service to the following clusters: 

  • Ipswich North
  • Ipswich South
  • Ipswich East
  • Ipswich West
  • South Suffolk
  • Stowmarket
  • High Suffolk
  • Framlingham/Leiston
  • Woodbridge/Kesgrave
  • Felixstowe

 The West base offers a service to the following clusters:

  • Bury St Edmunds
  • Forest Heath
  • Thurston
  • Sudbury
  • Haverhill

Days & Times

The service operates between 09:00 and 17:00, Monday to Friday

Other details

Referral and availability notes

Referrals are accepted via health professionals & Social Care Services for individuals living within the defined service area.   We work with children and young people up to the age of 18 years of age. 

These need to be made using the team referral form and can be sent either in the post to. 

St Helen’s House

571 Foxhall Road

Ipswich

Suffolk

IP3 8LX

 Or by email to: LDNursingTeam@suffolk.gcsx.gov.uk

 

Defined service area:

The East base offers a service to the following clusters: 

  • Ipswich North
  • Ipswich South
  • Ipswich East
  • Ipswich West
  • South Suffolk
  • Stowmarket
  • High Suffolk
  • Framlingham/Leiston
  • Woodbridge/Kesgrave
  • Felixstowe

 The West base offers a service to the following clusters:

  • Bury St Edmunds
  • Forest Heath
  • Thurston
  • Sudbury
  • Haverhill

On receipt of the referral by the service the family and the referrer will be informed if the referral meets the service criteria, if it does not the family and the referrer will be informed, if it is accepted  the young person will receive an initial health assessment to clarify their needs and the areas of support required, however if following the assessment it is felt there is not a service that can be offered or it is found that at this point they do not meet the service criteria the family and the referrer will be advised and they will not be able to receive a service.  

Age Groups
Pre-school, Children (5-11), Young people
Service users involved in planning
Yes
Young people of the service are encouraged to take part in the interview process for new members of staff.
Last Updated
30/08/2018

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