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Learning Disabilities

A learning disability is when someone has a reduced ability to understand information. This can make it harder for someone to learn, understand or do things, which can affect their independence. A learning disability is different for everyone, each individual will have varying needs and preferences.

A young man with Down syndrome and his mentoring friend walking and talking outdoors

Changing lives, one at a time

There are different types of learning disabilities, which can vary from mild to moderate or severe and profound. A learning disability is lifelong and can mean you find everyday activities difficult. Supporting someone with a learning disability will look different for each individual, from managing finances to going out and about safely and personal care.

Whatever you wish to do, whether at home, or going out, finding education or employment, our team of experts can support you throughout your daily routine. We work closely with you, and your support network, to align your care plan with your personal preferences.

Life with Learning Difficulties

Our care packages are built by you and are designed to meet your needs. The care delivered can be at home, at work, on holiday, at university or wherever you need it to be. We can be engaged at any stage of your journey, from the first point of discharge to home and onwards.

Profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD)

PMLD is when someone has more than one disability, with the most significant being a profound learning disability. People with PMLD will often have additional sensory or physical disabilities, complex health needs, or mental health difficulties.

Childrens and adults with PMLD’s will require high levels of support with most aspects of daily life. HASCS can help meet the needs of people with PMLD, including their personal care, complex care, communication and sensory needs.

Useful Resources

We know that navigating a learning disability diagnosis can be difficult. We hope the information on this page has been helpful and you may find further information on the websites below. As always, our team of care professionals are on hand to answer any questions you may have.



Speak to our care professionals for comprehensive care solutions tailored to your needs.

We welcome referrals from case management teams, local authorities, NHS Trusts and integrated care boards, charities as well as directly from the home and family. Upon referral, our team will contact you, where they can talk you through the entire process and guide you through each stage, as well as answering any questions you may have.