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Who We Are
Respond exists in order to: lessen the effect of trauma and abuse on people with learning disabilities their families and supporters.
We do this through providing psychotherapy for people with learning disabilities, advice and support for staff and families, training for carers and professionals, education for people with learning disabilities, influencing generic services in order to make their services accessible, influencing learning disability services to consider the psychological impact of living with learning disabilities, undertaking research and disseminating our findings.
Formed in 1991, Respond receives some core funding from the Department of Health, and accepts referrals from PCTs, Local Authorities and various Social Services Departments. Recent funders include Comic Relief, the Home Offices Victims Fund, The Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales, BBC Children in Need and the Big Lottery .
THE CLINICAL TEAM
Respond provides options that help to address the needs of people with learning disabilities who are affected by abuse and trauma. Our staff are multi-skilled and we pride ourselves on our ability to help individuals with complex needs to come to terms with their experiences. Psychotherapy is at the heart of our work at Respond and we pride ourselves on our ability to work with both the individual in treatment and with their network of supporters.