Help if you have a learning disability
Where to get support if you have a learning disability.
About learning disability
Learning disability is a term that refers to individuals who find it hard to:
- undertake everyday tasks
A learning disability is a lifelong condition. Many people with a learning disability will need support to live as independently as possible.
Learning disability doesn't include specific learning difficulties like dyspraxia or dyslexia. It doesn't include autism either, although lots of people with autism also have a learning disability.
Where to get help
You can get help from the Community Learning Disability Team (CLDT) if, you have a learning disability and are:
- age 18 or over
- living permanently in Brighton & Hove, or
- registered with a Brighton & Hove GP
The CLDT can help people with learning disabilities:
- make choices
- increase their opportunities
- get help from services and the local community
The Learning Disability Liaison Team help people with a learning disability and their family or carers, get good care when they go into hospital. To find out more about how they can help you, read the easy read leaflet (PDF).
To find more support for young people with a learning disability, go to the Local Offer section.
If you need help to express your views and wishes, find out how an advocate could help.
How to get help from the Community Learning Disability Team (CLDT)
Community Learning Disability Team
2nd floor, West Wing
You can also read the guidance on making a referral to CLDT (PDF 104KB).
For general questions, send an email to email@example.com Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, or phone 01273 295 550.
Get support if you need to go to hospital
You can get support from the Learning Disability Liaison Team if you need to go to hospital.
They can help you make a hospital passport, to tell hospital staff important information about you.
You can also find local support on the My Life directory.