St. Martin's Hospital, Clara Cross Lane, Bath BA2 5RP 01225 831 721

Welcome to the Children’s Learning Disability Service at St Martin’s Hospital

This is our local offer.

Our Children’s Learning Disability Service provides assistance to children and young people with learning disabilities.

More about us

This service is for children and young people up to the age of 19 with moderate to severe learning disabilities who are registered with a GP in the Bath and North East Somerset area.

We offer:

  • Assessment, treatment, support and advice to children and young people who have moderate to severe learning disabilities
  • Support for parents and other carers on a variety of physical, emotional and behavioural health issues
  • Specialist sleep advice
  • Assessment of needs
  • Physical health
  • Medical issues
  • Emotional and psychological health
  • Challenging behaviour
  • Physical interventions
  • Sexual health
  • Puberty
  • Personal hygiene
  • Risk assessment
  • Promotion of continence
  • Sleeping problems
  • Eating and drinking
  • Communication
  • Transition planning (moving to adult services)
  • Learning disability conditions
  • Development of skills
  • Accessing and using community services and facilities
  • Training for parents and services
  • Consultation

For a comprehensive guide to the services we oversee in Bath and North East Somerset visit

Download SPE Form here (pdf 0.07mb)

Please type in your starting point in the box below to give you directions to the service location.

How do I access this service?

Referrals can be made by your health or social care professional.

Parents and carers are welcome to contact the service to discuss a possible referral or to make an enquiry. Please use the contact details at the top of this page.

In what areas is this service available?

We currently offer this service to children and families who are registered with a GP in the Bath & North East Somerset area. Your home address may not be in this area and your child may not attend school or nursery in this area, but providing your GP is registered in B&NES you may still be eligible for this service.

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Our commitment to you

Virgin Care takes your dignity and privacy very seriously and we will at all times respect your confidentiality. Please treat our staff with respect so we can provide you with the very best care we can. Click here to find out more about your rights and responsibilities.

Your opinion really matters to us

Please let us know if you have a comment, a compliment or a complaint by filling out one of our feedback forms or telling a member of the team. Alternatively, if you would like to make an official complaint you can find out more from our How to make a complaint section.

Who can refer?

Parents/carers can refer to us directly by phone. Professionals can make a referral to us by completing a Single Point of Entry form (SPE) and sending to the address on the form.

Who is eligible?

  • Any child/young person registered with a B&NES GP AND attending Three Ways or Fosse Way School or specialist nursery provision
  • Any child/young person registered with a B&NES GP AND attending a mainstream school if they have a moderate/severe learning disability. As a rough guide, this means that a child is functioning at about half their chronological age.

If you live outside the B&NES area, your child may still be able to receive our service providing they are registered with a B&NES GP and meet either of the criteria above.

If you are unsure if a child is eligible please do contact us for a discussion.

Single Point of Entry Referral Form

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