What is a learning disability?
Broadly speaking, learning disabilities affect the way a person learns new things throughout their lifetime. This could affect the speed at which they learn new skills or to live independently. Learning disabilities can also combine with physical disabilities and can vary from person to person.
How can we help?
As with all of our work across England and Wales, we are committed to empowering individuals with Learning Disabilities by enabling them to develop daily living skills and relationships, as well as increasing their confidence. We focus on active listening, meaningful engagement and ensuring people lead full, healthy and active lives.
We support everyone from people with mild learning disabilities to those who have limited or no verbal communication, sensory processing disorders, as well as those with physical disabilities. Achieve together also supports people who may present with challenging behaviours, and also individuals who may present with a risk of offending.
Achieve together support services are provided with additional support via the internal clinical support team including learning disability nursing, mental health nursing, psychology, positive behaviour support (PBS) practitioners, physiotherapy and a healthcare facilitator.
We go above and beyond expectations, with a positive approach and dynamic spirit. Through our ethos of person-centred care, we work to ensure that the support we provide is properly tailored to the individual, meaning that no matter what the learning disability, our specialists can help to improve the person’s ongoing wellbeing.
We want to make sure that everyone receives the attention and support that they need in a way that suits them, including residential and day services. We are doing all we can to drive quality across the sector, and we’re proud to be leading by example.