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New office for team helping intellectually disabled

New home: Tinee Furbert, (front centre), the minister for social development, with members of the Community Intellectual Disability Team (Photograph supplied)

A team of health professionals working with the intellectually disabled has moved to new offices.

The Community Intellectual Disability Team – which provides a range of services for intellectual disability clients and their families at home – was praised by Tinee Furbert, the minister for social development, during a visit to the new facility on Point Finger Road.

Ms Furbert said: “I am grateful for the opportunity to have met with the Community Intellectual Disability Team, learn more about their services, and tour their new working space at Montrose Cottage.

“Persons over the age of 18 with intellectual disabilities, through the Community Intellectual Disability Team, will have access to community-based nursing, psychological and behavioural support, vocational and rehabilitation support, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, and physiotherapy.

“When Bermuda expands community outreach services, we empower individuals to live a better quality of life. We also create an opportunity for a shift in mindset towards those with intellectual disabilities as they work on maximising their independence in the community.

“The services being offered will help us to keep our finger ‘on the pulse’ and potentially prevent crisis situations. Well done to the Bermuda Hospitals Board and the Community Intellectual Disability Team.”

For those who may be interested in learning more inquiries and referrals can be made via telephone on 249 3807, e-mail at cidt@bhb.bm or tenik.burgess@bhb.bm, or in person at Montrose Cottage, 7 Point Finger Road Paget.

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Published September 08, 2021 at 7:52 am (Updated September 08, 2021 at 7:41 am)

New office for team helping intellectually disabled

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