Legal toolkits: know your rights

Our advice guides are here to provide advocates of people with a learning disability information on a range of topics, from housing and education to health and social care.

If you are a family member, support worker or advocate to someone with a learning disability, these guides also aim to give you peace of mind by offering clear and practical advice.

Social care



Child protection




Access to education


A Welsh language version of this document will be published soon.

About the toolkits

These toolkits were produced by Mencap Cymru and the School of Law & Politics, Cardiff University.

For more information, contact the Wales Learning Disability Helpline:

Benefits, debt and money issues

The Wales Learning Disability Helpline work closely with Advicelink Cymru for quality assured advice on:

  • benefits
  • debt
  • money issues 
  • employment
  • education
  • housing
  • immigration
  • discrimination problems.

The Wales Learning Disability Helpline can make a referral for you, or you can call Advicelink Cymru on 03444 77 20 20.
Advicelink Cymru is delivered by Citizens Advice and partners. It is available Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm (closed on bank holidays).

Get in touch

If you have a question about learning disability, or for information and support, contact us:

Freephone: 0808 8000 300 (Monday to Friday (including Bank Holidays), 9am - 5pm).


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