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Autism Services for Children and Young People

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) is commissioned by Cannock Chase, East Staffordshire, South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula and Stafford and Surrounds Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to provide community assessment and support for children and young people up to the age of 19, and up to the age of 25 if the young person has an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

All the latest information and contact details for the service are available on the MPFT website at https://www.mpft.nhs.uk/services/children-and-young-people-autism-service

The page contains the following:

·       Referral information (NB: Referrals into the service can only be made by a professional who has met with the child and family)

·       Meet the team section

·       Resources

·       Workshop information

·       Information should urgent help be required

·       Previous service updates

·       Frequently asked questions

·       Voice for Change session feedback

·       Contact details for a number of other useful services and organisations

·       Videos

 

What is a Learning Disability?

https://www.mencap.org.uk/learning-disability-explained/what-learning-disability

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/learning-disabilities/

 

Learning Disability Register

Do you have a learning disability or support someone who does? By adding your name to the learning disability register at your GP practice you can get better healthcare - and you could have a free Annual Health Check. Join The Learning Disability Register - Don't Miss Out | Mencap

 

Annual health checks and health action plans

Everyone over 14 who is on the doctors Learning disability register has an annual health check.

This can help you stay well and helps by finding problems early so that can be sorted out for you. If you are worried about having this health check then let the practice know so that they can make changes for you, these are called reasonable adjustments.

Find out more about annual health checks here: Don't Miss Out - Annual Health Checks Mencap

 

Guidance on Reasonable Adjustments

A 'reasonable adjustment' is when healthcare professionals make changes to how care is delivered for a person with a learning disability and complex needs, to make sure they get the healthcare they need. 

Reasonable adjustments are a legal requirement under the Equality Act, 2010. They are person-centred and may be different from person to person. 

 Information on how to make 'reasonable adjustments'

 

Mental Capacity Assessments and Advice

Information resources for family carers on the impact of the Mental Capacity Act 2005

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 and people with a learning disability – useful information from Mencap

 

Easy Read health resources  

Easy Health | Home

Stories and media - Macmillan Cancer Support

 

Local services

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust – learning disability teams for Stoke On Trent and North Staffordshire

South Staffordshire learning disability teams – for South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

Assist – health advocacy

Learning disabilities | University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (uhnm.nhs.uk)

North Staffordshire Carers information page

Stoke On Trent Learning Disability social work team
Duty team number: 01782 234071

North Staffordshire Learning Disability social work team
Duty team number: 07976 191085​