Due to staff shortages the Learning Disability Helpline will be closed on 24 and 25 October 2019.

During this time you can still get in touch using the email address helpline@mencap.org.uk or completing the online form and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Learning Disability Helpline is our free help and advice line.

Our advisors can offer you advice and information about learning disability and help you find the right support and services in your area.

Get in touch

Our advisors are available from 9am to 3pm, Monday to Friday.

You can get in touch by:

Alternatively, please let us know your query by completing this online form and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

Who can access the Learning Disability Helpline?

Anyone can contact the Learning Disability Helpline about anything to do with learning disability. We provide information and advice for people with a learning disability, families and carers.

The Learning Disability Helpline also provides information and advice to anyone wanting to know about learning disability issues and services.

Do you have a question for us?

If you have a question that you would like us to answer, complete the contact form and one of our advisors will get in touch with you shortly.

Get in touch now

Help and advice in Northern Ireland

If you live in Northern Ireland and would like advice on all learning disability issues, please contact our team in Northern Ireland:

Help and advice in Wales

If you live in Wales and would like advice on all learning disability issues, please contact Mencap WISE: 

What can the Learning Disability Helpline help you with?

We provide lots of information about different topics and help find services in your area. 

Examples of the type of things we can help with include:

  • advocacy
  • benefits
  • education
  • events
  • funding
  • housing
  • holidays
  • jobs
  • Mencap local groups
  • personal budgets
  • relationships
  • services
  • support.

We offer a range of personal and unique services for people with a learning disability, families and carers. The Learning Disability Helpline is the easiest way to find out about Mencap support services available in your area.

Contact the Learning Disability Helpline or use our search function to find services near you.

Take a look at our customer services charter which explains how our information and advice service aims to give the people who contact them the help and support they need.

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Mencap’s online community is a safe and supportive place to meet others, ask questions about learning disability, share experiences and offer support.

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