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Learning Disability Services

The All Age Learning Disability Service provides a Care Home Service (Short Breaks) and a combined Housing Support and Care at Home Services (Supported Living Network). Services can be provided to anyone 16 years and over who has a learning disability, has had an assessment of their needs completed and requires assistance with daily living. Care is provided twenty-four hours a day.

Short Breaks

The All Age Learning Disability Short Breaks Service aims to provide a flexible and responsive service to meet the needs of people with a Learning Disability and their family.

The All Age Learning Disability Short Breaks Service seeks to support:

The Short Breaks Service provides people with the opportunity to have a residential based Short Break that enables them to have a break away from the family home. The Service supports people to gain and maintain independent skills, and to access community opportunities and activities, assist with all aspect of personal care and night support as required.

Day Service

We provide person centred services and opportunities for adults who are 18 and over with Learning Disabilities. The aim of the service is to provide flexibility, but most people choose to access their service and opportunities mainly between 09:00- 17:00, Monday-Friday. We support individuals to achieve their outcomes and goals, working collaboratively alongside individuals towards their identified outcomes, supporting the things people wish to do and achieve in their lives.

There are two bases:

We have a modern, purpose built community based facility known as the Lifestyles Facility, attached to the Pickaquoy Leisure Centre in Kirkwall, working collaboratively towards achieving individuals outcomes in health and wellbeing, active lifestyles, communication, life-long learning, community inclusion, independence and leisure/recreational opportunities.

There is also a specially equipped building at St Colm’s, Pickaquoy Road, Kirkwall. Focusing on ability we provide individuals with tailored employability support, advice, choice and job-coaching to individuals who wish to develop their work skills and opportunities towards paid work.

School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY

Telephone: 01856 873535

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