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.
People with certain specific conditions can have a learning disability too. For example, people with Down's Syndrome and some people with autism have a learning disability.
At Fernside Healthcare we operate homes that care for individuals with Learning Disabilities at:
At South Africa Lodge we provide accommodation for a wide range of people who have Dementia, Mental Health illnesses or Learning Difficulties. The home provides accommodation for up to 97 residents in small personalised units with a dedicated team of nursing and care staff in each unit. Find out more about South Africa Lodge
Chessel Avenue specialises in providing a service for people that present with risk due to the complexity of their needs, e.g. learning disability with mental health needs and who may or may not have behaviours that challenge. Find out more about Chessel Avenue