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People with Learning Disabilities

We provide information and support to help people with learning disabilities and their families.

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We also have easy read leaflets on:

Our services

Further information is also available on Dudley's Learning Disabilities Partnership Board website.

Shared Lives

In Shared Lives a Shared Lives foster carer shares their home and family with an adult with learning disabilities, or with other care or support needs, to help them to live well. Carers offer long term support, respite or short term care, or purely daytime support. There are lots of options to suit people’s own needs.

People are increasingly choosing Shared Lives over other forms of care because it is a unique way to live well and I independently, in a warm family environment but not alone. The goal is always an ordinary family life, where everyone gets to contribute and is an active member of the family. Shared Lives is another housing option well worth considering for a person with learning disabilities.

Big health and well being check up - carers consultation questionnaire

Every year the Department of Health asks every local authority about the health and well-being of people with learning disabilities and requires them to complete a self assessment which involves information from primary care, hospitals, housing, leisure and social care services. Within the process we need to understand the views of people with learning disabilities and their families/carers.

If you care for someone with a learning disability, we would like to hear your views.

If you could please spare a few moments to answer the questions in the link below.

Learning Disability Network

The Council keeps a confidential register of people with learning disabilities who live in the borough. The Learning Disability Network helps the Council and other agencies to plan services.

Registration is voluntary and you do not need to be registered to receive a service.

If you would like to register, please contact:

Learning Disability Network Co-ordinator
Ladies Walk Centre
Ladies Walk

Telephone: 01384 814907 / 01384 813261

People with Autism

Learning Disabilities Bulletin

We produce a bi-monthly news bulletin for parents and carers and an easy accessible newsletter for people with learning disabilities which you can read by visiting the link below:

You can also sign up to receive the bulletin by completing the short sign-up form below.

Access to Employment - work for people with learning disabilities and/or autism

There are also specialist services for people with learning disabilities and/or autism and other additional needs who are looking for work.

Contact Details

Access Team

Email: Access Team
Tel: 0300 555 0055

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