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The NHS Tayside Learning Disability Service is a team comprising of lots of different health care professionals and support staff who offer a range of services.

We are currently based at Murray Royal Hospital, Perth and our services comprise of the following:

  • Consultant Psychiatrist & Medical Team         
  • Clinical Psychology Services
  • Community Learning Disability Nursing Team
  • Learning Disability Intensive Support Service
  • Dietetic service
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech & Language Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Administration & Clerical support

We operate an open referral service, which means anyone can refer to our services.  All services offer assessment and treatment interventions for a variety of needs.

We are here to help people who have a Learning Disability and we can also offer support, advice and training to people who support these individuals.  

For any further information please contact the Learning Disability Service Manager on 01738 562250.

We have provided information and leaflets about some of these services and they can be found below:

The Health Screening Clinic for Adult's with Down's Syndrome


The Down's Syndrome Health Screening Clinic (DSHSC) offers a health screening service to individuals with Down's Syndrome. Please read this leaflet for information on icon DSHSC Information Leaflet on Changes [178Kb].                                                                            

Information for CarersThis Easy Read icon Information for Carers [265Kb] leaflet provides further guidance on accompanying an individual to their appointment.
When?The clinic runs once a month.
Where?The clinic runs in various locations in Perth and Kinross by the Community Learning Disability Services.
Telephone 01738 562276 or
View the  icon Health Screening leaflet [430Kb]  to find out more about the clinic.   

Occupational Therapy for Adults with Learning Disabilities


The Occupational Therapy team can help you to achieve health, well being and satisfaction through occupation.               


Occupational Therapy - Learning Disabilities Team, Murray Royal Hospital, GAP Hub, Muirhall Road, Perth, PH2 7BH

Telephone 01738 562261 
Take a look at the Easy Read icon Occupational Therapy for Adults with learning disabilities leaflet [584Kb] to find out how the team can help you.

Growing Capability


Growing Capability is a Voluntary work and Training Project for people with a learning disability who are finding it difficult to get or keep a job. The Occupational Therapy Department of NHS Tayside, Perth and Kinross Learning Disability Service run the project in partnership with Capability Scotland.                                        

Where?Walled Garden of Upper Springland at Isla Road, Perth
Telephone 01738 562261   Mobile: 07717360897 
Take a look at the icon Growing Capability leaflet [264Kb] to read more and see pictures of what you can do at the Walled Garden. 

Learning Disability Intensive Support Service


A team with various health workers working with adults with learning disabilities at LDISS or in their community setting which meets their needs.  

Where?Learning Disability Intensive Support Service (LDISS), Pinel, Murray Royal Hospital, Muirhall Road, Perth, PH2 7BH
Telephone 01738 562285
Take a look at the icon Learning Disability Intensive Support Service Leaflet [338Kb] to find out all that LDISS can offer.  

The Men's Health Group


The Men's Health Group provides information needed for men to make positive changes to their health.                         

When?This group meets every week.

01738 562285

Take a look at the icon Men's Health Group leaflet [269Kb] to find out more about the Men's Health Group.        

Perth and Kinross Physiotherapy Service - Hydrotherapy sessions


The Perth and Kinross Physiotherapy Service offers Hydrotherapy sessions to adults with a learning disability in Perth and Kinross.


Learning Disability Physiotherapy Team, Murray Royal Hospital - The Hub, Muirhall Road, Perth PH2 7BH

Telephone 01738 562275
Take a look at the Easy Read icon Hydrotherapy Information Booklet [213Kb] for more information.           

Sexual Health and Wellbeing

Perth and Kinross Learning Disability Service and Tayside Sexual & Reproductive Health Services


A Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinic for people with complex needs.

This service provides clients with complex needs input which includes:

  • A practical service offering complete contraceptive and well women/men advice in a relaxed  environment
  • Education for women and men with learning disabilities about issues of sexual health and therefore allow informed choice about these issues.
  • Easier access to health advice
  • Support people with learning disability in accessing other health service                       
WebsiteSexual Health Tayside
When?Every 4 weeks - Wednesday 9am to 11.30am
Where?Drumhar Health Centre, North Methven Street, Perth

01738 562276   Mobile: 07771981339 

Making Choices, Keeping Safe

Making Choices, Keeping Safe (MCKS) provides guidelines for those caring for people with learning disabilities around relationships and sexual health. This has been developed in response to the needs of people with learning disabilities and provides professionals with best practice guidance around discussing sexual health and relationships.