Services in Bristol

Community health services for adults with learning disability living in Bristol and surrounding areas are currently provided by three Social Enterprise organisations and delivered through Community Learning Difficulties Teams. Some of the CLDTs are integrated health and social service teams. The forensic team and most of the psychiatrists are all the responsibility of Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership Trust (one is employed directly by Sirona Care and Health). All the long-stay hospitals in this area have now closed and the service is entirely community based.

Community Learning Difficulties Teams (CLDTs) and other NHS Facilities:

South Gloucestershire


1 Church Road, Soundwell


BS16 4RH

Bristol (Central)


New Friends Hall, Stapleton

Bristol (North)


New Friends Hall, Stapleton

Bristol (South)


The Withywood Centre, Queens Road, Withywood

North Somerset


Post Point 10, Castlewood
Tickenham Road
Clevedon, North Somerset

Bath and North East Somerset


Ash House St Martin's Hospital, Bath

Specialist Service for Children with Learning Disabilities Bristol


Woodland View, Thornfield Road Brentry Bristol

Specialist Service for Children with Learning Disabilities South Glos


Kingwood Locality Hub, Alma Road Kingswood



Learning Disability and Autism Diagnostic Team, Chatsworth House, Bath Road, Swindon SN1 4BP

Wiltshire, Marlborough, Chippenham and Trowbridge


PWLD Community Wiltshire, Gilbert Scott Building, Savernake Hospital, London Road, Marlborough SN8 3HL

The CLDTs serve the adult population. Children with learning disability are covered by children’s services (including the Bristol and South Gloucestershire Child/LD Psychiatric Service) and the CLDTs, including medical staff, link with these teams to discuss children in transition to the adult services.

In each geographical area the CLDT has its own Intensive Support Team for specialist outreach, mainly staffed by nurses. There are close links with mainstream mental health crisis teams and where possible in-patient assessment takes place on wards for adults of working age and for older adults.
The Avon Forensic Community Learning Disability Team is based at Petherton Resource Centre, Hengrove.
Clients are able to use services across boundaries where appropriate. Due to its size, reputation and approach to therapy, the service has been able to recruit a wide range of clinicians and teams are made up of community nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists and speech and language therapists, as well as creative therapists (drama, art and music). All specialty trainees are expected to relate to these other professionals where appropriate in designing and monitoring assessments and therapy for clients.

There is a specific on-call LD service provided by consultants and ST4-6 trainees.

Medical Staff

Consultant Psychiatrists:

Dr S Razak

South Gloucestershire

CT2/3 and ST4-6 Trainer

Dr Charlotte Boyer-Millar

 Bristol South

 CT2/3 and ST4-6 Trainer

Dr Manash Chattopadhyay

Bristol Central

CT2/3 and ST4-6 Trainer plus Associate Medical Lead

Dr Suraj Perera

Bristol North

CT2/3 trainer

ST4-6 Trainer

Locum Consultant



Dr Dietmar Hank

Adult ADHD service


Dr Nilanjan Chatterjee

North Somerset


Dr Dheeraj Rai

Bristol University

Honorary Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant

Dr Hannah Toogood

Fromeside Forensic Learning Disabilities Team

CT2/3 trainer

ST4-6 Trainer

Dr Toni Hovey

SSCLD Bristol

TPD LD Psychiatry

Dr Sue Crimlisk

SSCLD South Glos

ST4-6 Trainer for LD and CAMHS

Dr Fran Ward


ST4-6 trainer

Dr Iain Jolley



Locum consultant



Non-Consultant Staff:

  • Core Trainees CT2-3 x 4
  • Specialty Trainees when in post ST4-6 up to 5
  • Dr Adnan Qureshi Specialty Doctor South Gloucestershire CLDT