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Learning disability

If you have a learning disability this can affect the way you understand information and how you communicate.  This means you may have difficulty understanding new or complex information, learning new skills or coping independently.  

Local support

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust has a Community Learning Disability Team, which provide specialist health care services for people with learning disabilities, to enable and support them to participate in daily activities and maintain or increase their level of independence.

Herefordshire Disability United is a voice for disabled people and provides an opportunity to speak out on local and national disability issues. 

Herefordshire Mencap is a local charity which campaigns and raises awareness for people with learning disabilities and their families. 

The Learning Disability Partnership Board for Herefordshire meet several times a year to discuss the work that is going on to help people with learning disabilities and to provide a voice for those with disabilities to help design local services.  If you'd like further information on the board, please contact Paul Choppen, Partnership Board Assistant, by e-mailing pchoppen@herefordshire.gov.uk or calling 01432 261877.

Safe Places scheme

Safe Places can be a shop, business or public building in Herefordshire, where vulnerable people who feel upset or threatened can go to for help.

A Safe Place building will clearly display the yellow Safe Place sticker.

Safe Place logo

National support

Disability Rights UK is a charity run by and for people with lived experience of disability or health conditions.

Equality and Human Rights Commission offer information about your rights, including education, employment, access to services and the law.

Mencap is a charity which is committed to changing the world for everyone with a learning disability.  It also offers a telephone helpline, which is open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, on 0808 808 1111.

The NHS offer a wide range of information relating to learning disabilities, including living with a diagnosis, annual health checks and advice for carers.