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.
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