Specialist Services

Young Adults Team

The Young Adults Team works with young people with learning disabilities and/or physical disabilities. It's made up of health & social care professionals, such as:
  • Social workers
  • Nurses
  • Trained Support Planners

The team also has dedicated staff working with adult survivors of child sexual exploitation (CSE).

The team aims to support young people with their transition into adulthood by exploring their needs, wishes, aspirations and circumstances and helping them to plan for their future.

Young people, their families and their carers are encouraged to take an active role throughout this process to ensure they are properly listened to and are at the centre of planning and decision-making.

The team work alongside:
  • Children with Disabilities Team
  • Children's Social Care
  • Education and Health

This is to ensure young people have an education, health and care plan, often referred to as their EHC plan. The service operates primarily under the framework of the Care Act 2014 and the Children & Families Act 2014.

For young adults who have suffered trauma relating to child sexual exploitation the team works closely with:
  • Sunrise Team
  • NHS Teams
  • Police 

Complex needs service

This service is for people with complex learning disabilities & autism. The service is staffed by specialist Social Workers who work closely with the NHS Community Team for Learning Disabilities & the Greater Manchester Specialist Support Team.

The service aims to support and sustain people with complex needs to live successfully in their local community. The service also facilitates community living arrangements for people who live in acute hospital settings.

Social workers in this service work primarily within the framework of the Mental Health Act 1983 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005 to ensure people with the most complex needs have the specialist support they need to live successful lives.

The Complex Needs service provides:
  • Assessment
  • Intervention
  • Support Planning service