Help & Information

If you are a person with a learning disability, a family member, friend or supporter, you may want to speak to someone to get information and support.

There are a range of people you can talk to and there are services and organisations that can support you.

To talk to someone about learning disabilities

The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities does not have a helpline and unfortunately is unable to respond to individual requests for advice.


Learning disabilities are many and varied and can affect someone in a wide variety of ways.

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Find out about the mental health of children with learning disabilities, the issues young people face as they make the transition to adulthood, and how to conduct action research in your school or college.

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Online Forums & Networks

Our forums are a great way of connecting people to all the latest news, information and ideas around supporting people with learning disabilities.

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Key Organisations

Find out about other key organisations that offer information and support, including helplines and local services for people with learning disabilities and their family carers.

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A collection of statistics relating to people with learning disabilities.

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A-Z of learning disability

A complete guide to learning disabilities, topical issues and sources of support.

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A national community of people interested in health and people with learning disabilities, including nurses, doctors, therapists, commissioners and professors.

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"7% of people with learning disabilities have a job. 65% want one."