Learning Disabilities Services
What is it? A learning disability is a reduced intellectual ability and difficulty with everyday activities – for example household tasks, socialising or managing money – which affects someone for their whole life.
People with a learning disability tend to take longer to learn and may need support to develop new skills, understand complex information and interact with other people.
The level of support someone needs depends on individual factors, including the severity of their learning disability. For example, someone with a mild learning disability may only need support with things like getting a job. However, someone with a severe or profound learning disability may need full-time care and support with every aspect of their life – they may also have physical disabilities.
At Guideposts, we provide care, support and information so that people with learning difficulties and their carers have choices about what they do, how they live and work to ensure they can lead independent lives and be treated with dignity and respect.
What Guideposts Do
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