Helping you to get the advice and support you need

Our teams are here to help you and have a huge amount of experience in guiding and advising families with loved ones who have learning disability, autism and complex needs. We’re very happy to help with anything from straightforward questions through to complex issues. Please do get in touch in whichever way works for you.

It’s also important to remember that there are many respected and trusted organisations out there in the field of learning disability who are also great sources of help and advice. We’ve included a selection below. Your GP or social worker may have other suggestions too.

Help and advice you can trust

British Institute for
Learning Disabilities

This established organisation offers training, qualifications, events and resources to spread better knowledge and understanding of learning disabilities. They have a particular focus on positive behaviour support.

 

Change

Change is run largely by people with learning disabilities for people with learning disabilities. It helps with volunteering opportunities, training and offers a wealth of resources. It works across a range of projects, working with the NHS and Government, as well as universities and employers to promote the rights of people with learning disabilities.

 

National Autistic Society

This is the UK-wide society supporting people with autism and their families, and professionals. The Society provides everything from community support and Autism Friendly Awards to an annual conference, resources and much more.

Prader-Willi Syndrome Association

This charity aims to promote understanding of this rare condition while supporting families and professionals. They run a helpline, organise conferences and fundraising and their website offers helpful resources.

Enable

This Scottish-based charity campaigns to ensure people with learning disabilities have the same choices and opportunities as everyone else. As well as fighting discrimination, Enable offers various services for families and carers.

Central Government

The Government offers an A to Z of information for disabled people, relating to benefits, care, rights, transport and work.

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