Learning Difficulties and Disabilities

A learning disability affects the way a person understands information and how they communicate.

This means they can have difficulty:

  • Understanding new or complex information
  • Learning new skills
  • Coping independently

A person with a learning difficulty may have more specific problems processing certain forms of information.

Our Community Learning Difficulties and Disabilities Teams (CLDT) work with people to help them to understand and make choices about their health. Our teams are made up of different professionals who specialise in working with adults who have a learning difficulty or disability. Sometimes we work directly with the person who needs support. We also work indirectly, through family or support workers. We help set goals and make plans to help meet needs.

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Community Learning Disabilities Team

Bristol

Learning Difficulties and Disabilities

Learning Disability Liaison Nurses

Southmead Hospital

Two female's are supporting a female by holding her in the swimming pool. All three women are smiling in the pool.

Learning Disabilities

North Somerset

Two female's are supporting a female by holding her in the swimming pool. All three women are smiling in the pool.

Learning Difficulties

South Gloucestershire

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