We provide specialist healthcare to adults and children who have a diagnosed learning disability.

This includes community-based services in Bury, Oldham, Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and overnight short breaks and supported living services in Bury.

We are committed to providing evidence-based, safe and effective care that is centred around your individual needs and delivers clear outcomes.

Our plan for learning disability services

We have an exciting new plan for people with learning disabilities, their families and carers.

This is our plan for 2020 to 2025 to make learning disability services better:

The services we provide include:

  • Specialist assessment and support for people with complex and challenging needs
  • Support to reduce and overcome the health inequalities that can be experienced by people with learning disabilities
  • Help with access a range of services to keep you healthy

Who do we work with?

We work closely with a range of partners, including other NHS organisations, social care, GPs, voluntary sector and user-led organisations.

We also work with other health professionals across Pennine Care to ensure services are accessible for people with a learning disability and that we provide whole person care.

Services in your area

Click on the following links to find out more about learning disability services in your borough:

Guides and resources

We have made some easy read guides to help you stay well.

Click here to find out more.

Patient and staff case studies

Rachel Gooding:

Rachel is a Care Co-ordinator with the Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Community Learning Disability Team. Click here to read more about her role.

Gail Kerekes:

Gail is a Team Administrator based at Cambeck Close Short Break Service in Bury. Click here to read more about her role.

National transforming care programme

The national transforming care programme aims to improve services for people with learning disabilities and/or autism, who display behaviour that challenges.

This includes people with a mental health condition.

It focuses on five key areas of development:

  • Empowering individuals
  • Right care, right place
  • Workforce
  • Regulation
  • Data

Click here to find out more.

Reporting the death of a person with a learning disability

As part of the transforming care programme, there is a new requirement to report the death of a person with a learning disability to the national LeDeR (Learning Disabilities Mortality Review) team​, which is based at Bristol University.

This is to enable the team to look into the circumstances surrounding the person's death and identify if anything could have been done better.  This information will then be shared with key partners to enable them to improve services.

Who can report a death?

Anyone can report a death, including a professional, a family member or a friend.

How to report a death

Full details of how to report a death are provided in the attached leaflet.

Click here for an easy read version of the leaflet.