Coronavirus - changes to this service

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The Community Learning Disability Team is a specialist health service for people with learning disabilities, and their carers, living in Sheffield. 

We provide specialist health assessments, diagnosis, support and care for people aged 18 and above. 

By working alongside other health services in the city we ensure that our service users’ physical and mental health needs are met, and ensure that family and carers are supported in their important roles too. 

You can find out more about the support we offer in this easy-read leaflet.

You can also find a list of useful videos for people with learning disabilities and families and carers here.

How do I access the service?

We accept referrals from GPs, primary and secondary care services working the city, social care service, voluntary and private sector organisations.

We also accept self-referrals or referrals from carers or family member on behalf of a loved one. This easy-read leaflet explains whether you are eligible for support from our service. 

Greenlight for mental health: As part of our greenlight joint working offer, the learning disability service offers guidance regarding reasonable adjustments relevant to support people with learning disabilities accessing SHSC mainstream mental health services. To access support please complete a referral form.

To make a referral you must fill in a referral form and return it via email to or by post to the address below. If you need support to make a referral please telephone the Community Learning Disability Team on 0114 2261562.

Learning disabilities and vaccinations

If you have a learning disability you can get a free free flu vaccination every year. You should also get your COVID-19 vaccine. If you need extra help, telephone the Community Learning Disability Team on 0114 226 1562.


Helpful videos

We have a YouTube page with lots of helpful videos. There are videos on speech and language, cooking, relaxation and physiotherapy.

You can take a look at the videos on YouTube here

Sharing your feedback on Care Opinion

Care Opinion is an independent organisation that gives you the chance share your experience of using our services, to help us make changes that benefit everyone. 

We want you to share honest feedback about our services. Good or bad we want to hear what you think. 

You can choose how much detail you want to go into about your personal story, but if there’s anything we could improve on we want to know. 

You can give feedback by filling in the form below.