1.5 million people in the UK have a learning disability, so it is one of the most common forms of disability but also one of the least understood.
A learning disability usually means having difficulty in understanding new or complex information and learning new skills. It means someone has a reduced capacity to cope independently.
People come from all walks of life, cultures and ages with a variety of needs…
Some have severe learning disabilities and communication problems and often have complex health needs and require 24 hour support. Others have a moderate or mild learning disability.
However, it does not stop someone from learning and achieving a lot in life if they get the right support and encouragement. Everybody needs the chance to live a life of their choosing and you could help people achieve this.