Support for younger adults with a learning disability

We work hard to help everyone live as they choose. It’s about living life with the same choice, rights and responsibilities as other people.

How we support someone with a learning disability

We’ve been supporting people with learning disabilities for many years. We promote choice and control, supporting people to:

  • Understand information and instructions
  • Make decisions
  • Think about what might happen
  • Learn new skills
  • Make new friends

We know there are certain things that can help people feel more confident about what they can do to achieve their goals, like:

  • Setting up routines
  • Using simple communication
  • Using pictures, calendars, charts and simple lists
  • Having the time to understand
  • Making changes one step at a time.

How we can support someone with a learning disability

To find out more about our support for younger adults with a learning disability, call us on 01305443115.

Our commitment to the Reach Standards

The Reach Standards are at the heart of our services for younger adults with learning disabilities. These 11 standards set out what you can expect, as equal citizens, from us:

  1. I choose who I live with
  2. I choose where I live
  3. I have my own home
  4. I choose how I am supported
  5. I choose who supports me
  6. I get good support
  7. I choose my friends and relationships
  8. I choose how to be healthy and safe
  9. I choose how I am part of the community
  10. I have the same rights and responsibilities as other citizens
  11. I get help to make changes in my life

Circles of support

Everyone has people that they develop strong supportive relationships with. We call these people a circle of support.

These people may be:

  • Parents
  • Brothers or sisters
  • Other relatives
  • Family friends
  • Neighbours
  • Social workers
  • Advocacy workers
  • Volunteers
  • Paid carers
  • Friends 

We know how important these people are. So our support workers work with everyone in a circle to encourage a full, independent and happy life.

To find out more about our support for younger adults with a learning disability, call us on 01305443115.