A learning disability is not the same as learning difficulty or mental illness. It affects the way a person learns new things in any area of life, the way they understand information and how they communicate.
The following websites are well recognised and have a variety of useful information about learning disabilities
NHS Choices - Learning disabilities
NHS Choices - Living with autism
NHS Choices - Videos on disability
The links below and on the right hand side of this page explain the help and support that is available for people with a learning disability and how to get it.
Learning Disability Services provide or purchase social care and support, including a range of day opportunities and services.
West Berkshire Learning Disability Partnership Board (LDPB) was established as a requirement of the 2001 White Paper 'Valuing People: A New Strategy for Learning Disabilities for the 21st Century'. To work in partnership with multi agencies, service users and carers etc, promoting the main principles of 'Valuing People' within West Berkshire Council. 'Valuing People Now' has been published saying what the Government thinks should happen over the next 3 years and what needs to be done next.
We are an independent group of adults with learning disabilities in West Berkshire. We meet regularly to support each other and stand up for our rights, choices, independence and to be a part of the local community.