Our Learning Disability Service across South Tyneside and Sunderland provides a wide range of services. The service provides specialist multi-disciplinary assessment and intervention to individuals aged 18 and over with learning disabilities with complex health care needs. The team also provides advice and support to the individual, their carer(s) and other professionals.

Coming into hospital can be a worrying experience for those with a learning disability and or autism. 

Click here to find out how our teams can support you during this time. 

Contact us

South Tyneside: Tel: 0191 2832583

Sunderland: 07989 446998 

Finding us

South Tyneside: Community Learning Disabilities Team, Entrance B, First Floor, Elmville Short Breaks, Monkton Hall, Jarrow, NE32 5NN

Elmville Short Breaks, Entrance C, Ground Floor, Monkton Hall, Jarrow NE32 5NN

Sunderland: Trust Headquarters, Sunderland Royal Hospital, Kayll Road, Sunderland, SR4 7TP

Our team

South Tyneside Team

Our team work across multiple departments including:

  • Community Nursing
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Elmville Short Breaks

Joint Gateshead and South Tyneside

Our Learning Disability Team at Gateshead and South Tyneside Acute are known as the Primary Care Liaison Service.