Community Team for People with a Learning Disability (CTPLD)
The Community Team for People with Learning Disabilities (CTPLD) works closely with other agencies including statutory, voluntary and private organisations to provide information and support to adults with a learning disability, and their carers.
Who is eligible for the service?
Adults with a learning disability and their carers who are resident in the Bracknell Forest area may be eligible. To be compliant with the 2014 Care Act we have a requirement to carry out an assessment of both individuals and carers wherever they have needs, regardless of whether they are expected to be eligible for support from the council. This includes assessments of those who will be self-funding.
How do we work?
We are a joint team and provide a coordinated service which is based at Time Square in Bracknell. We have a weekly meeting where individuals are referred to the most appropriate professional within the team. We then work with individuals and their carers, focusing on prevention, outcomes and well-being. Regular reviews are held to monitor input and to ensure that the person and their carer receives the best possible service from us.
What support can we give?
Bracknell CTPLD is made up of a wide range of professionals including:
- a social care team
- learning disability nurses
- health community support workers
- social care community support workers
- speech and language support
- administration support
- occupational therapists
- psychology behavioural specialists
The support we can provide covers a wide range of needs and includes:
- a carer assessment and support plan
- physical health issues
- mental health issues
- person centred planning
- community integration into mainstream services
- support with housing problems
- communication skills support
- new skills development
- approaching adulthood
- independent advocacy
- signposting or referral to relevant services