Supports for people with multiple needs
People with intellectual disability can have multiple needs. Multiple needs are also sometimes known as complex needs. Complex needs means that there are different things happening in the person’s life such as disability and many health problems.
For more information see the section for People with multiple needs.
Services and supports for people with multiple needs include the following:
- Specialist Intellectual Disability Health Teams know how to work with people with intellectual disability. They can work with your doctor or health workers to help support you. Visit the Services page for more information.
- The Statewide Intellectual Disability Mental Health Hubs can work with your doctor or health workers. They know how to work with people with intellectual disability and can give advice to your doctor.
- You can let your doctor know about these services.
- The NSW Developmental Disability Health Unit can work with your GP to help support your health problems.
- The Admission2Discharge (A2D) Together Folder can keep together your health information. This can make it easier for you if you need to go to hospital.
- The Council for Intellectual Disability has a My Health Matters folder. It can help you communicate with your health workers.