What we do

abseiling A learning disability affects the way a person learns new things in any area of life, not just at school.

 A learning disability affects the way a person understands information and how they communicate. Around 1.5m people in the UK have one. This means they can have difficulty: 

  • understanding new or complex information
  • learning new skills 
  • coping independently

A learning disability can be mild, moderate, severe or profound. Some people with a mild learning disability can talk easily and look after themselves, but take a bit longer than usual to learn new skills. Others may not be able to communicate at all and can have more than one disability.

At Birmingham Rathbone we support people with learning disabilities/difficulties to overcome barriers in their life and live, work, and socialize as part of the local community. The level of support we provide depends on the person’s ability and needs.  We complete an assessment with each person to ensure we put in the correct level of support/care to reach their full potential.  

In order to meet these needs, Birmingham Rathbone provides support in all areas of independent living including finding appropriate accommodation through our supported living services.  

Housing and supported living services

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