Learning disabilities

Local area co-ordination

Our Local Area Co-ordination (LAC) team provides a service to adults (18 years old upwards) who have a learning disability, including young people who are coming to the end of their time at high school to plan for the future.

They also support adults who experience mental-ill health where acknowledged mental health difficulties are affecting quality of life, adults with a physical disability and older adults.

The team is made up of local area co-ordinators and community link workers and our focus is on encouraging and enabling people to live an active, more connected and purposeful life in their community.

We work across the Borders and have bases in Duns, Galashiels, Hawick, Kelso and Peebles. 

How can I be referred to the LAC service?

Anyone can refer. We also accept self-referrals.

It's important that anyone working with us has a willingness and ability to engage with the service. Please note that we aren’t able to provide personal care or moving and handling support.

More information

To find out more, see our Local Area Co-ordination page.