Making Space is growing its service provision for people with learning disabilities.
We currently have 3 distinct services in the North of England which were awarded by the relevant local authorities having seen the dignity, compassion and understanding we bring in providing care, support and enablement services in mental health and that this was central to our approach for people with learning disabilities.
Healthy Living Service for People with Learning Disabilities in Central and West Lancashire - Click Here to take you directly to the dedicated Website
What is a learning disability?
1. A learning disability is not an illness or a disease
• People with a learning disability find it harder than others to learn, understand or communicate
• A learning disability is most usually recognised at birth or sometimes in early childhood and is present throughout a person’s lifetime
• Learning disabilities are often described as mild or moderate or severe/profound.
• People with a mild learning disability may not need a great deal of support in their lives
• Some people may have a profound learning disability and have high individual support needs. Their behaviour is sometimes challenging and they may have additional sight or hearing difficulties, autism, mental or other health conditions.
• Many people with a learning disability live independent lives
• People with a learning disability are individuals with their own personalities, likes and dislikes, goals and ambitions.
• A learning disability does not prevent someone from learning and achieving a lot in life, given the right support.
2. Widely accepted facts about learning disability,
• About 2% of people in the UK have a learning disability
• The number of adults with learning disabilities aged over 60 is predicted to increase by 36% between 2001 and 2021
• Around 60% of adults with learning disabilities live with their families
• Children and young people with learning disabilities are 6 times more likely to have mental health conditions than other young people
• Almost 1 in 3 people with learning disabilities say they do not have any contact with friends
• 17% of people with learning disabilities have a paid job