Intensive Support Team

The Intensive Support Team provides extra support for adults with learning disabilities (aged 18 and over) at home during a crisis, for a limited period.

The Intensive Support Team provide intensive support to adults with a learning disability who need extra support. This support is also available to adults with complex or severe behavioural issues, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, mental health issues who require urgent help.

Support is available for a limited period of time to help manage or overcome a certain issue or problem. The support may include advice over the telephone or meetings.

The team works with the individual to find out why they find some things difficult to deal with; teach them new skills; make choices so you can be part of your local community; they teach family and carers new skills so they can help you to deal with things; listen and work with them and all the people who look after them to make their life better and happier.

The support will be reviewed to ensure it continues to meet their needs. Referrals to the Intensive Support Team are made by the Adult Learning Disability Service.

Contacting the Intensive Support Team

Team Leader

Intensive Support Team

Chy Govenek

Threemilestone Industrial Estate


Truro, TR4 9LD

Telephone: 01872 221555

Fax: 01872 240765

Opening Hours

The service is available Monday – Friday between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm.

If you need help outside these hours, you can call 01208 251300 and ask for the Duty Social Worker or Home Treatment Team.


The Intensive Support Team leaflet provides more information.