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Learning disability support

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

General organisations

These organisations offer general support and services that may be helpful for people with learning disabilities. 

Useful contacts

Carers UK

0808 808 7777
Advice and support for people caring for someone else.

Equality Advisory Support Service (EASS)

0808 800 0082 (helpline)
0808 800 0084 (textphone)
Advice on issues relating to equality and human rights.

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.

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.

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.


0808 800 3333
Provides practical information and emotional support for disabled people.

This information was published in November 2016.

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