Welcome to our advice and support page for people with learning disabilities for adults & children.
What is a learning disability?
A learning disability is different for everyone. No two people with a learning disability are the same.
Learning disabilities usually start in childhood, but some people are not diagnosed until they are adults. Learning disabilities are lifelong conditions.
Someone with a learning disability might take longer to learn new things or understand complex information. They may learn in a different way, or need information presented to them in lots of different ways.
This could affect someone’s ability to do lots of everyday things, like managing money or socialising.
Many people with learning disabilities can live independently. Other people might need more support with day-to-day life.
Other useful links
Learning disabilities – NHS (www.nhs.uk)
Learning disability support – Mind
Living with a disability | Childline