Autism and Learning Disability Keyworkers

A Keyworker from the Keyworker team will be allocated to support individuals who have a learning disability and/or autism and have been identified as high need on the Dynamic Support Register who are at risk of a CAMHS inpatient admission or restrictive practices.

The role of a Keyworker is to be a single point of contact for a young person and their family to help navigate and identify the services they are entitled to. A Keyworker will ensure that young people are engaged in the decision-making process regarding their care and that their voice is heard and listened to by all professionals.

A Keyworker does not replace or replicate any other service that young people should receive, but will help break down the barriers young people may face when asking for access to the support and care they need.

The aim of a Keyworker is to help the young person feel safer, happier and help achieve their goals and ambitions.

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Contact us

For more information on Keyworking, please contact:

Keyworker Service
Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Autism Team
NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire ICB
360 Bristol
Marlborough Street


Find out more about Keyworking nationally on the NHS England website.