Learning disability support

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

Your stories

Healthy talks with Conservatives in Manchester

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

Taking care of business at Mind

Emma Mamo
Posted on 04/10/2013

Reflecting on a tough year

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

Carers UK

0808 808 7777 (Advice line)
20 Great Dover Street 
London, SE1 4LX

Carers Wales

02920 81 1370
Branches throughout the UK. Provides information and support for carers on subjects such as benefits, residential care, respite care.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)

Has a statutory remit to promote and monitor human rights; and to protect, enforce and promote equality across the seven "protected" grounds – age, disability, gender, race, religion and belief, sexual orientation and gender reassignment.
For advice contact the Equality Advisory Service:
0808 800 0082 (freephone)
0808 800 0084 (text phone)

Books beyond words

Books Beyond Words are written for people who cannot read or have difficulty reading. These communicate simple, explicit messages through stories using coloured pictures that include mime and body language. Topics include going to the doctor, bereavement, sexual abuse and depression.  Some of the titles are available online.

Understanding intellectual disability and health

This website was developed as a collaboration between the Division of Mental Health at St George’s, University of London and the Down’s Syndrome Association.

The Norah Fry Research Centre

Part of the University of Bristol’s Department of Mental Health. the Norah Fry Research Centre researches issues affecting the lives of disabled children and adults with learning difficulties and their families and, through their research findings, aims to influence policy, improve services and support, empower and inform service users, families and professionals.


Online community at Scope, which offers practical tips and peer-to-peer support.


This information was published in November 2016. We will revise it in 2019.

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