Finding Learning Disability Care Providers

A recent study by the NHS, highlighted that there are approx. 1.5m people in the UK with a learning disability and around 350,000 of these people are living with a severe learning disability. The symptoms of a learning disability can range from mild where a person may have an issue learning new skills to severe where they could require assistance with eating, washing and going to the toilet. Our learning disability care is able to cater for a range of learning disabilities and demands, which means we can work with you to develop a bespoke care plan specific to your individual needs.

You may be searching for learning disability care providers because you need assistance or respite in your role as the main carer for a loved one, or you are preparing for them to go into independent living but feel they will still require help to develop a routine and keep themselves safe. Whatever the reason, Fambridge Care are ready and able to help.

Caring For Someone With Learning Disabilities

Caring for someone with learning disabilities can be demanding and as they transition into adulthood and crave independence, it can be difficult to allow them to fly the nest and begin to live independently. However, it is often an important point in their development and allows them to learn new life skills and that will allow them to cope semi-independently.

A live-in carer can help make this transition a smooth one, by providing the help and assistance in their independent home to help them develop the skill associated with daily living such as cooking, cleaning and maintaining personal care. For those with mild to moderate learning disability such as autism or Downs Syndrome – this can be the invaluable lifeline and influence they need to help them develop a positive routine.

Our live-in carers can also help with getting to daily activities such as visits to the day centre, groups or meeting with friends and family as well as ensuring they attend appointments.

Caring For Someone With A Profound Learning Disability

Somebody with a profound and multiple learning disability (PMLD) will often need round the clock care and have severe issues with communicating and living independently because of problems seeing, hearing, speaking or moving. Our specially trained learning disability care providers are specially trained in caring for a number of learning disabilities to provide assistance with activities such as eating, washing and going to the toilet.

We maintain respect and dignity throughout, and our carers will work with you to understand the needs and demands of the individual and create a bespoke care plan tailored to them. We can provide a live-in carer or attend on a part time basis to provide respite. Caring can be demanding and it is important that if you are a family carer, you look after your own wellbeing and mental health.

The Benefits of our Learning Disability Care Service

  • Stay in your own home
  • Maintain your independence
  • Care from staff that have specialist training 
  • Better value for money than a care home 
  • Support with all personal care, including washing, dressing and eating healthy meals
  • Proactive encouragement and support to continue living an enriched life 
  • Complete emotional support for yourself and your loved ones
  • Flexibility – fluctuating symptoms means every day is different so our services are completely flexible to accommodate your changing wishes and needs
  • More confidence to do the things you love
  • Peace of mind for you and your loved one

Creating a Bespoke Care Plan

First and foremost, communication and understanding is key, so when you call to discuss or enlist our care services, we will work with you to develop a care plan that works for you or your loved one. We understand that there is a whole spectrum of different learning disabilities which all have an impact on how someone might communicate or act.

Our carers are specially trained and specialised in learning disability care to ensure they can provide the right care based on the needs of the individual – whether that be providing assistance and prompts to develop a routine that allows the individual to look after themself or providing full-time round the clock care to someone who has a need for continual support.

Call us now to discuss our affordable care options and we can begin the process of developing a bespoke care plan.