Building hope for better lives

16th January 2020

The Southern Trust’s Community Forensic Adult Learning Disability Team has hosted a conference to raise awareness of their work and learning over the past 10 years.  The Team offers a range of therapeutic interventions and services to adults with learning disability who   have already or could potentially have contact with the criminal justice system.Over 100 people attended the event including service users, staff, carers and partners from statutory and community organizations.

The Southern Trust was the first in Northern Ireland to set up a Community Adult Learning Disability Forensic Team which has a range of multidisciplinary staff and offers a range of specialist day time opportunities.

Speaking at the event, Noreen McComiskey, Specialist Services Manager for Adult Disability for the Trust said:

“We are committed to improving services which promote independence for all services users. Whilst this can be a particular challenge for those with a forensic background, we are keen to work together with all agencies to support service users and their carers to live independently in the community. The success of this service is undoubtedly a result of the commitment of our dedicated staff team and their broad skill mix.”