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Get the right help if you have a learning disability

If you or someone you know has a learning disability, this information about being part of your community may help you.

Leicestershire Learning Disabilities Partnership Board

The Leicestershire Learning Disabilities Partnership Board is a group of people who meet and listen to what people with learning disabilities say.  They talk about the things that are important to you and the people who support you.  They also have local groups that meet regularly.

Find out more about them and how you can get involved at www.betterlives.org.uk.

Making friends, social groups and activities

It’s important to have friends in your life and do the things that you enjoy.

You can:

Getting out and about

Buses

You can get a bus pass to travel for free or at a reduced rate. 

Find out how you can get, renew and use a disabled bus pass if you live in Leicestershire. 

Community bus services use wheelchair-accessible minibuses to provide travel from home to town or shopping centres.  Find out if there is a community transport scheme in your area.

Keep Safe Places

You can go to a Keep Safe Place if you're out and about and need to go somewhere to feel safe or get help for a few minutes.  Find a keep safe place in Leicester city or Leicestershire.

Changing places - toilets

Standard disabled toilets don't always meet the needs of people with a disability or their families and carers. Find Changing Places in Leicester, Leicestershire and the rest of the country.

Somewhere to live

Find out about the choices you might have about where to live and watch a video to see what other people think about living in supported living.

Education, training, getting a job or volunteering

You can find lots of information on our website about training, apprenticeships and volunteering to learn skills that you might need to get a job such as:

  • further education if you are 16 to 24 years old
  • training by volunteering
  • getting help to find a job or a training scheme

The Go Learn Adult Learning service run a wide variety of courses that might interest you such as communication and skills for independent living like managing your money, using public transport and cooking as well as skills for employment and volunteering. Find the right course for you by contacting our advice and enrolment team on Freephone 0800 988 0308.

Find out if you can get some financial help to pay for your course.

Equipment, and technology

Find out about all the gadgets, equipment and technology that can help you be more independent and make day to day life easier and safer.

Apps to help you be more independent

If you have a mobile phone or tablet, there are apps you can use to help you communicate with your friends, family and the people that support you.

How Adult Social Care can help

If you think you need more help to find out what support you may need, you or the person who looks after you can ask us for an assessment of your care and support needs.

If you’re looking after someone with learning disabilities, you may benefit from a carer’s assessment to find out what support might be available to you.

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