Learning disability support

Gives information about where you can get support for learning disability.

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Ally Cobb, Mind Senior Policy and Campaigns officer
Posted on 03/10/2013

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Emma Mamo
Posted on 04/10/2013

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Tom reflects on 2013, and the work that the Policy and Campaigns team has been doing on a number of issues.

Tom Pollard, Policy and Campaigns Manager
Posted on 16/12/2013

Overview

A learning disability is usually the result of a life-long condition that starts before adulthood. Learning disabilities can occur as a result of genetic or developmental factors, or damage to the brain, often at birth. They affect a person’s level of intellectual functioning, usually permanently, and may also affect their physical development.

Learning disabilities tend to be fairly fixed, and often cannot be treated or controlled with medication or other therapies. However, much can be done to help people with learning disabilities to make use of their abilities and to achieve the best possible quality of life.

People with learning disabilities are more vulnerable to mental health problems than the general population. Here we give details of organisations that provide support and further information about learning disabilty.


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