Learning disability care at home

We offer personalised learning and intellectual disability care and support at home in Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. Even at short notice, our experienced nurses and healthcare assistants can step in to support both children and adults at very short notice including emergency care from 4 hours to 24/7, for as long as you need us.

At the Guild, we promote each person’s independence, confidence, emotional health, and social skills, improving their overall wellbeing. We offer learning and intellectual disability care for adults and children, helping them lead a fulfilling life with as much independence as possible.

Our specialist nurses and healthcare assistants can provide one-to-one assistance or work as part of a supportive team.

Our learning and intellectual disability care and support services

We can provide immediate and urgent support in locations including: 

  • At home 
  • Schools 
  • Residential and respite centres 
  • Temporary accommodation

Our learning disability nurses and healthcare assistants work with all service users including those with complex behaviours of distress, mental health issues, or other complex needs.

We recognise that each learning disability is unique to an individual, so focus on person-centred care that identifies individual strengths, offering flexible and tailored support.

Who can we support?

We work alongside many people in different scenarios, including: 

  • Local authorities and councils requiring support to care for an individual in challenging circumstances, often where families are in crisis or their current care provision has broken down or is no longer suitable
  • Social workers requiring support with an individual related to complex care, respite, and learning or intellectual disability. This includes liaising with community nursing teams or multidisciplinary teams to ensure supportive and effective communication for the individual and their family
  • Case managers, as an interim provision until the individual’s care package is complete
  • Hospital discharge coordinators looking to discharge someone with the right support
  • Service users seeking compassionate and reliable care for themselves at home
  • Care providers who need quality professionals to ensure patient safety, bridging a gap until permanent workers can be found

Why choose us for learning disability care?

At the Guild, we’re experts in providing learning disability care and support for people with intellectual challenges including autism, Down syndrome, sensory impairments, and conditions that cause behaviours of distress.

Our Learning Disability Clinical Lead and Case Managers, who are also registered nurses, work closely with individuals, their families and the wider multidisciplinary team to match each person’s care to their needs, helping them to manage everyday tasks, develop independence, and improve their quality of life. They are in regular contact with our specialist nurses and healthcare assistants to ensure good communication throughout to provide stability, consistency and continuity of care.

We work across Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland, recruiting to standards that exceed local regulations and guidelines. And we’re available wherever you live (including the remotest places), day and night, seven days a week, even at short notice.

The cost of learning disability community care

The cost of learning disability and intellectual disability support depends on individual needs and circumstances.

We’ll carry out a clinical assessment at the beginning and provide an accurate estimate of costs. We’ll also talk you through what will be involved so you know exactly what to expect from the Guild.

Learning disability community care case study

A child with learning difficulties was cared for full-time by their mother. Unfortunately, their mother was suddenly taken ill and required hospital admission. We were contacted by their local authority and were able to quickly establish the child’s needs and send a suitable care team over on the same day to care for the child until their mother was discharged. 

A local authority contacted us to provide immediate care provision to a female adult with Autism and extreme behaviours of distress, as her current care provider had withdrawn due to an increase in aggression towards others and damage to property. The same day we were able to implement a core team of nurses and healthcare assistants with the necessary skills to manage these behaviours to keep the client and others as safe as possible. Working with the local authority and Learning Disability team, we were able to stabilise and maintain the care package, greatly reducing the level of incidents. A few months later we assisted the transition to a new longer term provider.

Get in touch

Do you need reliable and trustworthy learning disability support for yourself or a loved one to give you peace of mind? Are you looking for specialist learning disability care that’s safe and reliable? Or perhaps you need support with a care package? Our nurses are experts in learning and intellectual disability care, whatever the situation and whenever you need them.

Talk to a member of our team

Scotland
0333 323 1917

Northern Ireland
0345 340 3902

Republic of Ireland
01 9023080

Our teams are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.