Learning Disabilities
Intensive Support Service (LDISS)

The Learning Disability Intensive Support Service (LDISS) provides an all age specialist service for individuals with learning disabilities who have behaviours that can be described as challenging, and/or mental health needs that cannot be met in mainstream services.

This service aims to

  • increase the number of adults and children whose support is delivered in their homes and communities
  • Be proactive and preventative
  • improve quality of life and inclusion within society

The service works 365 days a year, with the potential to work 24 hours a day in order to accommodate the individual and their needs. Generally the service runs 8am-8pm seven days a week across Gloucestershire.

LDISS enhances the existing services already provided by the Community Learning Disabilities Team and Children and Young Person Services (Learning Disabilities).

LDISS works as gatekeepers to admissions to our learning disability inpatient services and helps facilitates discharge. The team works closely with Gloucestershire County Council and Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group commissioners prior to any admission to identify further resources required to help prevent any unnecessary admissions.

LDISS helps people to move back into Gloucestershire from out of county, which could include inpatient services, educational services or residential care.

Key people
  • Team manager
  • Specialist nurses
  • Social care staff
  • Community support staff
  • Occupational Therapist (OT)
  • Psychologist
  • Speech and Language Therapist (SLT)
  • Team secretary

Locations for this service