The Cambridgeshire Learning Disability Partnership (LDP) brings together specialist health and social care services for people with a learning disability. The LDP is responsible for commissioning and providing these services on behalf of Cambridgeshire Primary Care Trust and Cambridgeshire County Council. Some staff are employed by the County Council and some by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mental Health Trust, but they are all part of the LDP.
The LDP has a close working relationship with the Mental Health Trust. Health professionals, whilst employed by the MHPT, are managed by the integrated management arrangement within the LDP. The LDP directly provides access to specialist nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, allied health professionals and care managers through its integrated community teams, which cover the county (Huntingdonshire, East Cambridgeshire & Fenland, and South Cambridgeshire & city).
It directly provides daytime support, respite care and some supported living accommodation in various locations across Cambridgeshire. The majority of daytime support, respite care, domiciliary care and supported living accommodation is commissioned by the LDP from a wide range of independent and voluntary sector care providers, acting in partnership with the LDP to deliver high-quality care options for people with a learning disability.
Working with over 65 organisations, employing over 1,500 staff through these organisations, the LDP has a central role in delivering specialist health and social care for people with a learning disability. It enables people to live as independently as possible in their local communities, accessing mainstream services wherever possible.