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Learning disabilities

We offer the right support for individuals with learning difficulties.

A learning disability affects the way a person understands information and how they communicate. This means they can have difficulty understanding new or complex information, learning new skills and coping independently.

A learning disability can be mild, moderate or severe. Around 1.5 million people in the UK have a learning disability with up to 350,000 people having a severe learning disability.

Some adults with a learning disability are able to live independently, while others need help with everyday tasks, such as washing and dressing, for their whole lives.

Sometimes there’s no known cause for a learning disability but usually a learning disability happens when a person’s brain development is affected, either before they’re born, during their birth or in early childhood.

With the right support, most people with a learning disability in the UK can lead independent lives.

For further advice on the ways we can offer you support, please call our friendly referrals team on 0330 333 7484 or email referrals@selectlifestyles.co.uk

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Who we support

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Aquired Brain Injury

Acquired brain injury (ABI) adversely affects the freedom, choices and independence of an estimated 500,000 young people and adults living in the UK.

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Autistic Spectrum

Autism Spectrum disorder (ASD) is the name for a range of similar condition, including Asperger syndrome, that affect a person’s social interaction, communication, interests and behaviour.

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Behaviours that challenge

Behaviours that challenge are not a learning disability, but people with a disability are more likely to show behaviours that challenge.

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Learning Disabilities

A learning disability affects the way a person understands information and how they communicate. This means they can have difficulty understanding new or complex information, learning new skills and coping independently.

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Mental Health

Mental health problems are defined and classified to help experts refer people for the right care and treatment. The symptoms are grouped in two broad categories – neurotic and psychotic.