Learning disability is a complicated subject, and trying to find the right advice for you can be hard sometimes.

We've split our advice and information into different topics we get asked about a lot - browse them or use our search to find something specific.

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Join FamilyHub!

To celebrate our 70th birthday, and in honour of Judy Fryd's work, we've launched a new online community for parents of children with a learning disability. Parents, like Judy, who are seeking advice and support from others like them.

FamilyHub is a community to share your experiences, triumphs and challenges.

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Don't Miss Out on better health

If you have a learning disability you could be missing out on extra support when visiting your doctor. We have worked with NHS England to produce a series of guides and an animated video showing the benefits of joining the Learning Disability Register - which could include having an Annual Health Check.

Make sure you Don't Miss Out!

Services you can count on

We can tailor support packages to suit your needs, whatever your needs - browse below to find out more about the kind of services we deliver around the UK.

Or give us a call; we're here from 9am - 6pm, Monday to Friday on 0808 808 1111.

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Donate to Mencap

There are currently 118,500 children in the UK with a learning disability. Without the right support from the start, many of these children will face an extremely challenging future.

By donating to Mencap you will directly be helping people with a learning disability develop skills and gain confidence to live a fulfilling and active life.

Donate now

How to get the support you need

Phone or email Mencap Direct, our advice and support helpline, for guidance and information about what support we can offer you.

Or why not take a look at FamilyHub? This is our online community for parents and family carers of people with a learning disability, and is a place for sharing experiences, advice and support.

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