About learning disability

Find out more about what it means to have a learning disability.

What is a learning disability?

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.


Find out more about the different causes that may result in someone having a learning disability.

Learning disability and other conditions

Some people with a learning disability also have other physical and emotional conditions, and may receive more than one diagnosis.

Profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD)

Children and adults with PMLD are, like everyone else, unique individuals.

Facts about learning disability

Most people with a learning disability are treated as ‘different'.

Be Me

Find out more about day-to-day life for people with a learning disability