Learning Disability Service

The Learning Disability Service includes health and social work staff who work together to support people in our communities with Learning Disabilities, and their families and carers.  

What we do

  • We support adults with a learning disability to keep healthy and well
  • We carry out assessments to help people work out what they need and help them plan for the future.
  • We help people get support to look after themselves at home and learn new skills
  • We will help people with short breaks from their family, if they need them
  • We can help people find somewhere to live.
  • We can give information about things to do and help people get out and about and meet others.
  • We can help people look for a job.
  • The Learning Disability Service will help people to use services like the doctor, the dentist the podiatrist and others.
  • We work together with other organisations to provide a better service for people with learning disabilities.
  • We offer training and education about learning disabilities.

We will provide people with specialist healthcare if they need it. This could be:

  • Community Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Psychology
  • Psychiatry
  • Speech and Language Therapy.

In house registered services are SCSWIS (Care Inspectorate) registered providers. We are fully supported by LD health professionals across Argyll and Bute.

Referrals normally need to be assessed by social work commissioning teams for funding routes. 

Who to Contact

If you are looking to get in touch with the Learning Disability Service in Argyll and Bute, you can contact us in your area on the numbers below:

Phone (for all areas): 01546 605517

Bute and Cowal
Ellis Lodge, 5 Argyll Road, Dunoon, PA23 8ES

Helensburgh and Lomond
Jeanie Deans Centre, Victoria Integrated Care Centre, 93 East King Street, Helensburgh G84 7BU

Oban, Lorn and the Isles
Lorne Resource Centre, Soroba Road, Oban PA34 4HY

Woodlands, Woodlands Drive, Campbeltown PA23 6JW

Mid Argyll
Argyll and Bute Hospital, Blarbuie Road, Lochgilphead PA31 8LD

Islay Service Point, Jamieson Street, Bowmore, Isle of Islay, PA43 7HL.

Lochgilphead Service Point, 1A Manse Brae, Lochgilphead, PA31 8RD

Campbeltown Service Point, Burnet Building, St John Street, Campbeltown, PA28 6BJ

Contact Social Work

Contact Social Work

Send us your enquiry using our online form

Phone numbers

01546 605517 (During working hours - Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
01631 566491 or 01631 569712 (Emergency standby out of hours service)

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