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Learning Disabilities Intensive Support Team (IST) Coronavirus Covid-19 update

Crisis Teams Coronavirus Covid-19 update 25th March 2020 

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days per week and are accepting self-referrals are being accessed on 01234-315691
Face to face, support for people who need daily support or phone/ video support for people who need less frequent support

Learning Disabilities Intensive Support Team (Bedfordshire)

The Service for People with Learning Disabilities (SPLD) Intensive Support Team (IST) provides a 24-hour crisis service as well as community based services to people who have a learning disability and are 18 years and over, living within Bedfordshire and Luton, who are experiencing a mental health or challenging behaviour crisis requiring urgent assessment and treatment.

We have an inpatient serviced called The Coppice as well the IST community support team.

Where possible the service is provided in the individual’s own home, with the intention of minimising the need for admission.Where the level of risk is such that hospital admission is required, the IST can assist in minimising inpatient stays by helping with early discharge and supporting people back into the community.

Support is given through:

  • Advice
  • Assessment
  • Practical support
  • Short-term treatment
  • Staff training to the current care provider

The team offers a range of services in partnership with patients, carers and staff. The aim is to bring about positive changes, reduce hospital admissions, reduce challenging behaviour and enable the patient to resume their daily life.

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Where to go

2 THe Glade
2, The Glade
MK43 8HJ
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Other Details

Age Bands
18-25 years old
Parents and carers
SEN Provision Type