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Community Learning Disability Health Team (CLDHT)

If you have a learning disability or know someone that does, and they have difficulties accessing mainstream health services, Wandsworth's Community Learning Disability Health Team (CLDHT) may be able to help you. 

They are a specialist team of:

  • Community Nurses
  • Dietitians
  • Dysphagia Practitioners
  • Exercise Practitioners
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists and and Challenging Needs Practitioners
  • Recovery Support workers and
  • Speech and Language Therapists.

In general, people with learning disabilities should be accessing mainstream services.  However, there will be times when this is not possible or appropriate and specialist services need to be involved.

Anyone can refer to the CLDHT.  Individuals may self refer, and, if you are making a referral for someone else, wherever possible, please seek their permission.  You can phone between 9:30am and 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.  You can ask for a referral form to be sent to you, or download and print out the one attached.  You can fax or post the completed referral form to the fax numbers or address below.

The CLDHT does not provide an emergency response services.  Where emergency health care is required, contact your GP or call 999.


Who to contact

Parent Organisation
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust

Where to go

Balham Health Centre
120 - 124 Bedford Hill Road
SW12 9HS
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Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Time of day


Age Ranges
From 18 years
Referral required
Referral Details

To be referred you must have a learning disability (developmental delay)  which is defined as:

  • Impaired Intelligence (a significantly reduced ability to understand new or complex information and learn new skills, having an IQ of less than 70)
  • Impaired Social Functioning (a reduced ability to cope independently)
  • Both of which started before adulthood with a lasting effect on development

The learning disability must not be due to the individual's mental health problems, their own alcohol or drug misuse, or be a result of a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia.

Other notes

Anyone can make a referral to the WLDHT by contacting them by telephone, fax or post.

Local Offer


What is Wandsworth’s Local Offer ?

To use this service you need to be:

  • Over 18 with a Learning Disability
  • Registered with a GP in Wandsworth

You can:

  • refer yourself
  • be referred by your partner/parent/carer
  • be referred by your doctor or other health practitioner
  • be referred by your social worker, or
  • be referred by another professional

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Local Offer Age Bands
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Last updated: 06 Jan 2022