LEARNING DISABILITY SERVICES 

A learning disability affects the way a person learns new things throughout their lifetime. Find out how a learning disability can affect someone and where you can find support. 
 
A learning disability affects the way a person understands information and how they communicate. This means they can have difficulty: 
 
understanding new or complex information 
learning new skills 
coping independently 
 
Around 1.5 million people in the UK have a learning disability. It's thought up to 350,000 people have a severe learning disability. This figure is increasing. 
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