Communication is key

Please try to follow the right communication. The right communication can help prevent an emergency situation

You can find information about Intensive Interaction here:

Or speak to a member of the Speech and Language team from the Adult Learning Disability Service.

Other useful links:

Coronavirus Resources

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Top Tips for Communication

Adult Community Learning Disabilities Team

Singing and signing with the LD team for Learning Disabilities week 14 -21 June

The Adult Community Learning Disabilities Team work with people over 18 who have a GP in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We offer:

  • Assessment, treatment and support to people who find it difficult to access other health services because of their learning disability.
  • Support /advice to other health services when they find it hard to provide the right support to people because of their learning disability.

Who are we?

We are a team of different health professionals who work together to think about the health needs of the whole person.


Support Workers

Clinical Psychologists

Occupational Therapists

Speech and Language Therapists




What we do?

We work with people who have a learning disability and:

We pledge:

  • To treat people and their families with dignity, value their wishes and listen to them
  • To provide high quality services
  • To reduce health inequalities
  • To work together with the support network around the person to increase their confidence and capability to safely meet the person’s needs and ensure a good quality life
  • To be clear with others about who we are and what we do
  • To keep the person at the centre of their care.

How to make a referral

Complete our LD Referral Form and email it to:

If you are unsure whether we can offer the right type of health support, please contact us and we would be happy to discuss this further.

Working Hours

Monday to Friday 9-5pm

Contact Information

East Community Team

Carew House, Beacon Technology Park, Dunmere Road, Bodmin, PL31 2QN

Telephone: 01208 834455

West Community Team

Kernow Building, Wilson Way, Pool, Redruth. TR14 3QE

Telephone: 01209 204025


The Charter

Unit 1 Effective Communication

Unit 2 Individual Communication Needs

Unit 3 Barriers to Communication

Unit 4 Easier to read and understand

Unit 5 Pictures and Technology

Unit 6 Key Word Signing

Unit 7 Encouraging Interaction

Core Key Word Signing Electronic Resource