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
- 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 DSHSC Information Leaflet on Changes [178Kb].
|Information for Carers||This Easy Read 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.|
|email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org|
|View the 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
|Take a look at the Easy Read Occupational Therapy for Adults with learning disabilities leaflet [584Kb] to find out how the team can help you.|
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 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|
|Take a look at the 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.|
|Take a look at the 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
|Take a look at the Easy Read 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:
|Website||Sexual 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.