Learning difficulties

Someone with learning difficulties can have difficulty:

  • understanding new or complex information
  • learning new skills
  • coping independently

Some people may have associated conditions, while others may not. These can include:

Organisations that can help 

British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD)
Support for people with learning disabilities and family carers.

Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities
Works to influence government and local authority policies and services.

Mencap
Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability. 

Queen Elizabeth's Foundation for Disabled People
A registered charity that provides services for disabled people.

United Response
A wide range of services for disabled people.

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