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Specialist hospitals

What is it?

Hospitals which provide the full range of specialist learning disability and mental health care, including psychiatry, psychology, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, and nutritional advice.

Some are private and some are run by the NHS. Most people there are detained under the Mental Health Act. They provide very specialist support at difficult times in some people’s lives.

Who can apply?

Islington Learning Disability Partnership (ILDP) can work with you to find out if a nursing homes would provide you with the support you need.

Things to think about

ILDP work very closely with hospitals to make sure that people have the right support to move on into other services that help them to be more independent in a safe way, as soon as they are able.

Some people in specialist hospitals are eligible for Continuing Health Care.