Learning disability care

A learning disability presents challenges in a variety of areas for both adults and children, this might include:

  • Mastering a brand new skill
  • Taking time to absorb information
  • Build and maintain relationships

Adults and children with learning disabilities or intellectual disabilities are very capable of learning, their process of learning is just different.

Learning disabilities are common in adults and children with neurological differences and vary in severity, affecting cognitive and social behaviour that can affect learning performance and social skills.

The signs of someone experiencing learning disabilities include:

  • Difficulty with certain word pronunciation
  • Poor motor skills
  • Short attention span
  • Social interactions result in impulsive behaviour
  • Prefer to work one-on-one
  • Struggle to stay organised
  • Lack of communication skills
  • Lack of understanding of social norms
  • Find schedules or routines, stressful

Adults and children with learning disabilities may have been diagnosed in early childhood. The most common causes of learning disabilities include:

Illness or injury during childhood

Complications during childbirth

Illness during pregnancy

Genetic conditions

Chromosomal differences such as Down’s syndrome and Turner’s syndrome

Complex care support

Sonderwell sees you and recognises your ability to learn is different. We aim to support your physical and mental health, integrate and socialise with your local communities, all whilst ensuring you live as independently as possible.

We do this by establishing a supportive environment in which to learn, designed around you, your needs and your abilities. You are encouraged to proactively use your strengths to build self-confidence and become an active member of your community and network.

Sonderwell recognises that there will be challenges to overcome, but that we can support you to achieve your educational and socialisation goals. Our care is tailored to you within your own home, at your own pace, removing barriers to learning and social limitations placed on those with learning disabilities.

Specifically, our learning disability nurses and support workers can assist you with some or all of these activities:

  • Managing your medication
  • Learning new skills
  • Assistance with personal care and hygiene
  • Searching for work
  • Socialising with the community
  • Completion of everyday tasks in the home
  • Building and maintaining relationships with family and friends

Get in touch

To find out more about complex care support from Sonderwell, we’d be delighted to hear from you. No question is too big or too small and an informal chat is the first step in supporting your research for a care at home provider.

If you’d prefer to consider other care options find out more

Live in care

Live-in care can be a welcome alternative to leaving your home behind for a care home. A fully trained professional care worker would come to live with you in your own home and support you with your specific needs, enabling you to be comfortable and independent.

Visiting care

Making a real difference with visiting care in your own home. A visiting carer from Sonderwell offers the support you really want when you need the most, supporting your independence.