Find out about health services on offer within Wiltshire for those in the SEND community.
Transition to adult services
There are many services which provide support up to 18 years of age. If you are already working with a service they should work with you to transition to the appropriate adult services as required.
For health services available until 18 please visit the following page:
Community Team for People with learning disabilities (CTPLD)
One of the key services you may find helpful when you reach 18 is CTPLD.
The Community Team for People with Learning Disabilities (CTPLD) supports people who have a learning disability, are over 18 years old and need support to live or to manage their lives. They work closely with individuals and their carers, to help maintain or improve their quality of life, health and wellbeing. The service is provided jointly with our Wiltshire Council Adult Social Care colleagues.
They also support carers, other health professionals and providers with managing people's health needs.
The CTPLD can arrange a variety of services from a Direct Payment, to support in people's own homes, short breaks (respite care) and day services. The team work with adults with a learning disability who have complex needs, behaviours and autism who require highly specialised support and services.
For more information and their referral process please visit:
As an adult your first step in many situations is to talk to your doctor first. You should be signed up with a local surgery and are usually assigned a practitioner who remains familiar with your history. You can usually request appointments with the same person so you can be sure of a consistent approach and understanding of your personal needs. Doctors may refer you to specialists or other care services as required and can often advise or direct you for most of your health questions.
For more information please visit:
NHS 111 is there to make it easier and quicker for patients to get the right advice or treatment they need, be that for their physical or mental health.
In many cases NHS 111 clinicians and call advisors can give patients the advice they need without using another service such as their GP or A&E.
It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
To find out how to access NHS 111 or find out more about the service please visit:
Wiltshire Health and Care (WHC) is a partnership, focused solely on delivering improved community services in Wiltshire. Their adult services include the following and more:
- Minor Injuries
- Wheelchair access
- Speech and language therapy
- Community hospitals
- And many other services
To find out more please visit:
As you reach adulthood you may have questions or require help on the subject of sexual health. If you feel you want to talk to someone other than your parents or carers there are lots of ways you can get the help and information you need.
No Worries! Wiltshire
Wiltshire offers a free and confidential sexual health advices service for those aged 13 to 24 years old. This includes some of the following services:
- Emergency hormonal contraception
- Pregnancy testing
- Condoms and condom demonstrations
- Chlamydia testing and treatment
- Contraception information
- Advice and Support
You can visit the following pages for more information and contact details:
CHC services are for people who, because of a primary health need, are eligible for NHS CHC. This includes all adults 18 and over who may have complex physical disabilities, learning disabilities and/or complex emotional and psychological needs.
CHC is not based on a particular diagnosis but on the needs which arise from a diagnosis. To determine a person's needs a comprehensive health needs assessment is completed by multi-disciplinary health and social care professionals, using the national tools set out by the Department of Health.
For more information and how to access these services please visit:
A personal budget is the money Wiltshire Council allocates to an individual to meet their assessed support needs.
An outcome based assessment will be carried out to establish an approximate figure for how much the council would need to spend to meet an individual's needs.
A personal health budget is the money that can be made available to a child or young person with complex, long-term and/or life-limiting health conditions, who is assessed as needing continuing health care.
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) is an NHS service that helps children and young people under the age of 18 years.
We provide assessment and support to children, young people and their families who are experiencing moderate to severe mental health difficulties.
To find out more please visit:
Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs) provide care, treatment and support to adults from the age of 18 years and over with a range of mental health needs.
If you, or the person you care for, are referred to our service, we will support your journey through mental health services. Our team will carry out an assessment and work with you to develop an individual care plan, risk management plan and crisis plan.
We also work closely with GPs, community services, third sector, psychiatric hospitals, and other service providers.
Referrals to our CMHTs can be made by GPs and other healthcare professionals via the Primary Care Liaison Service (PCLS). Our service is available to adults from the age of 18 years and over with complex mental health needs, who are registered with a GP in Wiltshire. Referrals are also accepted from other access services, including:
- Intensive services
- Acute Hospital Liaison Teams
- Mental health inpatient units
For further information please visit the CMHT website: