The Adult theme of the CLAHRC CP is led by Professor Tony Holland, the Health Foundation Chair in Learning Disability. It focuses on two groups: people with enduring neurodevelopmental conditions, primarily learning disabilities; and people with acquired brain injury. Both of these groups experience complex mental health and/or behavioural difficulties, physical problems and chronic social exclusion.
The Theme is based in the Cambridge Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Research Group, in the Department of Psychiatry, and works closely with both a number of provider and commissioner partners, particularly the Cambridgeshire Learning Disability Partnership, the Oliver Zangwill Centre for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, the CPFT and the Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, and with the other clinical and implementation themes within CLAHRC CP.
Our main projects:
- Meeting the needs of adults with intellectual (learning) disabilities: the role of specialist community teams
- Specialised service provision for people with complex “hidden disability” following acquired brain injury