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Learning Disability Carers


If you care for a person with a learning disability, whether it's your son or daughter, brother or sister, parent, partner or other relative or friend, you are not alone

Learning Disability carers group

Family carers of people with learning disabilities are often unique amongst carers in that they will experience a lifetime of caring, as a son, daughter or sibling with learning disabilities, who may have been expected to have a short lifespan thirty or forty years ago, may now be living a longer and more fulfilling life.

The World Health Organisation defines learning disabilities as a state of arrested or incomplete development of mind. This means that somebody with a learning disability will have difficulties understanding, learning and remembering, and these difficulties will have an effect on their ability to interact socially, to communicate with others, to learn new things, and sometimes to undertake physical tasks.

Negotiating the health, education and social care systems through infancy, childhood and adulthood is a daunting task and at each stage can bring increased challenges and unwelcome changes for both Carer and the person being cared for. 

Geraldine Place
Geraldine Place

Geraldine Place

Adult Carer Support Worker
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Suite K, Sandland Court, Pilgrim Centre, Brickhill Drive, Bedford Beds. MK41 7PZ

Apply online here to register with us.


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