South Tyneside

The Learning Disability Service provides a wide range of services across South Tyneside.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.


The Acute Liaison Service for people with learning disabilities provides a range of interventions for people with a learning disability. The Acute Liaison Service aims to support individuals with Learning Disabilities to access mainstream health services.

Contact us

South Tyneside: Tel: 0191 2832583

Sunderland: 0191 5656256 ext. 47146

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.


Acute Liaison Nurse- Annette Irving