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Children’s Community Learning Disability Team (CCLDT) and Healthy Young Minds Learning Disability Team (HYM-LD)

CCLDT and HYM-LD are two services working integrally as one team to support children and young people aged 3 to 18 years who have a moderate to severe learning disability with complex additional needs such as, but not limited to:

  • Behaviour that challenges e.g. aggression to others, self-injurious, destructive behaviours
  • Mental health difficulties/ distress e.g. anxiety, low mood
  • Low self esteem
  • Complex continence difficulties including faecal smearing
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Severe difficulties adapting to puberty and adolescence

The services that the team provide to individual children, young people and parents/ carers are based on an initial assessment which usually takes place at the family home. This information informs the practitioner that the child is or is not eligible to receive a service from the team and which part of the service and type of intervention will best meet the needs of the child, young people and family /carers. The interventions that the team provides are:

  • Webster-Stratton Specialist Incredible Years 14 week course for parents and carers.
  • Sleep assessment and intervention programme/sleep workshop.
  • Positive Behaviour Support 8 week Nurture Programme for parents and carers.
  • Functional Analysis and Positive Behaviour Support Plan
  • 1 to 1 Community Nursing, intervention dependent on outcome of initial assessment e.g. support with continence, communication
  • Psychological therapies and approaches
  • Riding the Rapids 10 week specialist course for parents and carers (primary and secondary)

In order to make a referral to the service we currently accept referrals on an EHA (Early Help Assessment) or a detailed letter, SALT and OT reports would also be helpful if available. Please be clear in your referral about what help you are asking for and what the difficulties are. If you are unsure about whether the child or young person is eligible, phone one of the team to discuss. A full and detailed copy of the eligibility criteria can be e-mailed to you. Referrals should be made by a professional involved in the care of the child/ young person e.g. consultant paediatrician, educational staff, health visitor, social worker etc.

To contact the team please telephone or email: Elaine Murray, Senior Nurse Practitioner 0161 419 2129,

Or another member of the nursing team on 0161 419 2112/2137/2128

Where to go

Stepping Hill Hospital
2nd Floor Tree House Children's Centre
Poplar Grove
Hazel Grove

Other Details




Age Ranges
3 - 18
Referral required
Referral Details

CCLDT only accept referrals for children/young people aged 3-18 with a moderate or severe learning disability.

All referrals to the CCLDT must be submitted on an updated EHA (Early Help Assessment) or Common Assessment Framework (CAF) form.  Any professional who works with the child such as a GP, Health Visitor, Paediatrician or Teacher can complete the CAF form and request services from CCLDT.  

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
Secondary (11-16 years)
Primary (5-11 years)
SEN Provision Type