There are 1.5 million people with a learning disability in the UK
Read the latest research and statistics on a range of issues affecting people with a learning disability A learning disability is to do with the way someone's brain works. It makes it harder for someone to learn, understand or do things. , from health and social care Social care means the services that give care and support to people who need it. to finding work and friendships.
Find out more about the NDTI research
National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTI) research helps better understand what people with a learning disability want when it comes to work, and why so few people with a learning disability are able to access or maintain paid work.
Read the summaries of their research.
Making surveys better for young people with a learning disability
What this video overview of some recent research published in the Journal of Intellectual Disability Research on making surveys on health and wellbeing more accessible Accessible means something is easy for people to use or join in with. For example: Accessible writing means the writing is easy to read and understand. for young people with a learning disability.
Become a Policy Shaper
Policy Shapers help us tell the government The Government are the people who run the country. The Government decide how much tax people should pay and how things like the National Health Service (NHS) should work. and decision-makers what life is like for people with a learning disability.
By being a Mencap Policy Shaper, you can help to make sure that these people hear your voice.
About the research and statistics
Our research and statistics are drawn from a range of databases, government reports, websites of voluntary organisations and academic publications. We periodically update these pages as new research and data becomes available. Each topic page is fully referenced, and links are provided where possible.
If you have any questions about our research and statistics, please contact the Research Team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.