As a service we are part of the wider learning disability multidisciplinary team.
What We Do
Working with you, your family or carer, we aim to determine the impact your foot conditions are having on your everyday life and work with you to achieve realistic goals.
Common conditions we can help with inlude:
- Ingrown toenails
- Corns / callous
- Foot ulcerations / infections
- Foot / leg pain
- Mobility / falls
We aim to see everyone in a clinical environment, but where this is not possible assessments can take place at home. We may offer a face to face visit, telephone review, or Near Me consultation.
As a service, we do not provide a simple nail cutting service. Nail care should be carried out by yourself where possible, a family member, or your care provider.
The Scottish Government has issued help and guidance on how to can care for your feet.
How to Request Assistance
To access the Adult Learning Disabilities Service, the client must meet the following criteria:
- Have left school
- Have a diagnosed Learning Disability
Requests for Assistance can be made by yourself, or anyone involved in your care, either online or by paper. These forms will be submitted to the learning disability team for discussion, and you will be contacted with the outcome.
As a service we provide training sessions for patients, carers, families or friends to help maintain foot health. This training incorporates CPR for Feet and Offloading to promote intact skin and reduce the risk of foot ulceration. Foot ulceration can have a major impact on a person’s physical and mental wellbeing.