Social care covers a wide range of care and support, including supporting someone to get up and get dressed, develop friendships and relationships, do meaningful activities, and be part of their community.

Tens of thousands of people with a learning disability and their family members currently get social care support. This ranges from a few hours of support a week for some people to round-the-clock care for others.

There are lots of ways the social care system can support you, and we’re going to take you through the kinds of support you might be able to get – and how to get it.

Special thanks to Irwin Mitchell Solicitors for helping us write this information.

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