A learning disability is a reduced intellectual ability and difficulty with everyday activities - for example household tasks, socialising or managing money - which affects someone for their whole life.
People with a learning disability may take longer to learn and may need support to develop new skills, understand complicated information and interact with other people.
The level of support someone needs depends on the individual.
Support for people with learning disabilities during COVID-19 outbreak
People with learning disabilities face considerable health inequalities and this will be no different during the COVID-19 outbreak. Below is a selection of resources which are available for people with learning disabilities, their families and paid-for carers:
Public Health England has produced an easy-read document explaining why it’s so important for people to keep their distance from others during the coronavirus crisis.
COVID-19 Easy Read Documents
All about COVID-19 Loss & Grief
COVID-19 Visitors Guidance
COVID-19 Grab and Go
COVID-19 Communication Chart
COVID-19 Pain Scale
COVID-19 What happens if I go into hospital
COVID-19 Why we wear PPE