Living with learning disabilities

We know that people with a learning disability want like everybody else to enjoy an ordinary life, and that choice and control are important. We work alongside families, carers and other organisations across Lancashire to support people with a learning disability to live as independently as possible. There is a range of support available:

If we have agreed you are eligible for our support and given you a budget, you may choose to contact our Adult Disability Service to arrange the support you need which includes day services, care at home and help finding work or volunteering.

People with learning disabilities may experience mental health problems. It is thought that there is a higher incidence of mental health problems such as depression and anxiety for people with learning disabilities than the general population. It is sometimes referred to as a ‘dual diagnosis’ where a person has a learning disability and additional mental health needs.

We understand you may not want to ask us for our support. You may have read our assessment and eligibility criteria and feel you are not eligible for our services. If so, other options for arranging your own care or a little bit of help are available. If you have tried these options or feel you need our support find out about getting our support.

If you have a carer they may be able to get some help and support from services for carers.