Learning Disabilities

BSL Support

We work with people aged 18 and over who have a learning disability, together with their families and carers.

What is a learning disability?

A learning disability affects the way a person learns new things in any area of life.

It can be difficult for a person with a learning disability to:

  • Understand new things
  • Learn new skills
  • Live independently
  • Communicate with other people.

The level of support someone needs depends on the individual.

For example, someone with a mild learning disability may only need support with things like getting a job.

Full-time care and support may be required for those with a severe/profound learning disability.  In some cases, people with a learning disability will also have a physical disability.

Support may be required in every aspect of their life, This can include:

  • Eating
  • Drinking
  • Washing
  • Dressing
  • Toileting.

We support people with learning disabilities to live healthy independent lives and keep safe in the community.

If you would like to access this service please request an assessment.

Request an assessment

The Newham Health Team for people with learning disabilities

The Newham Health Team for people with learning disabilities provides specialist health care to people with severe or profound and multiple learning disabilities.

They also support people with mild/ moderate learning disabilities to access mainstream health services.

The team provide services for people:

  • Over the age of 18
  • Who have a diagnosed learning disability
  • Who are unable to have their needs met by a mainstream service without support.

We can continue working with people even if they are over the age of 65 if their primary needs are related to their learning disability rather than their age.

For more information and how to refer please use these two links:

Newham Health Team for Adults with Learning Disabilities- More information

Newham Health Team for people with learning disabilities Easyread leaflet (PDF)