Information and advice on staying healthy and getting the right healthcare.

Health: early years

The health needs of a child with a learning disability will vary greatly from person to person.

Toilet training

Get ideas, information and advice on how to toilet train a child with a learning disability.


Puberty can be a very confusing time for young people, as they have to deal with physical and emotional changes and bursts of hormones that can affect their moods and feelings.

Mental Capacity Act

The Mental Capacity Act looks at how decisions are made concerning adults.

Mental health

People with a learning disability can experience mental heath problems just like people without a learning disability.

Health: later years

Generally the health of people with a learning disability has been improving over the years, as better health and social care has become available.

A parent's story: changing health needs

Our daughter is 41 and lives in a residential home. She comes home every other weekend and for holidays.