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Finding advice and information about learning disabilities can be difficult. 

These pages can help you or your loved ones to get the support and information you need.

Advice and information hub

Whether you're a parent, healthcare professional, or someone with a learning disability , this tool offers clear explanations, helpful resources, and easy read resources to guide you towards the information you need.

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How to use this tool

To use this tool, simply click on the buttons that best describes you or the problem you're looking for an answer for.

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Getting help and advice for you

Mencap has lots of advice about learning disability for everyone. Learning disability is a complicated subject and everyone needs a different level of support.

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If you're confused or can't find what you're looking for don't worry, you can always contact our learning disability help line.

Need to talk to someone?

Our free helpline service offers advice and support for people with a learning disability, and their families and carers.

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Below you will find buttons to our most popular advice pages. To find information for parents and carers click the 'For parents' tab and for Easy Read pages click on the 'Easy Read information' tab.
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