Learning Disability Today
Supporting professionals working in learning disability and autism services

What are the biggest issues facing people with a learning disability?

Life for people with a learning disability can come with many challenges from accessing healthcare and paid work to dealing with discrimination and loneliness. Some of these issues can be remedied by better representation of learning disability in the media and increased education and awareness around the use of reasonable adjustments. For Learning Disability Week, Mencap have released the results of its Big Learning Disability Survey, which takes place every two years. It looks at issues such as healthcare, discrimination, money and support with the aim of using the results to campaign for change. Nearly 2,000 people with a learning disability took


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