Learning Disabilities

A learning disability affects the way a person learns new things throughout their lifetime. Find out how a learning disability can affect someone and where you can find support.

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
  • coping independently

Around 1.5 million people in the UK have a learning disability. It's thought up to 350,000 people have a severe learning disability. This figure is increasing.

Easy Read Leaflets

Easy read is an accessible format of providing information designed for people with a learning disability.  The easy read format is easy to understand because it uses simple, jargon free language, shorter sentences and supporting images. 

Visit the following website to find easy read information leaflets:


Annual Review

This leaflet tells you what a health check (annual review)  is, how to get a health check, and how to find out more information about health checks.

View PDF by clicking here.

Annual Health CheckWhat is an Annual Health Check?

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