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Learning disability

Around 1.5 million people in the UK have a learning disability. Whether your child has a mild, moderate or severe learning disability, you are not alone in your experiences and there are people and places that can support you and your child.

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Some top tips for parents and carers

  1. Accept your child for who they are.
  2. Talk to friends, family and other parents. This can help you ease your mind and know you’re not on your own.
  3. Find out more information about their needs so you can support them as they learn and develop.
Learning disability

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Looking for more?

To understand more about what a learning disability is, you can find out more at:

Visual aids to help your child understand the world Do 2 Learn – free visual aid cards

Useful guides from New Life charity New Life Charity Information booklets



Wirral’s Local Offer of SEND services. SENDLO brings together information about the local services and support available across education, health…

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The Positivitree

The Positivitree is a mental health and wellbeing organisation that helps families of children, young people or adults with additional…

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Wirral Mencap

Wirral Mencap is a local, independent charity that promotes equality for people with a learning disability – helping them to…

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Children’s Centres – Bromborough

Wirral’s Children’s Centres are warm & welcoming environments where parents, carers & their children under the age of 5 years…

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Children’s Centres – Rock Ferry

Wirral’s Children’s Centres are warm and welcoming environments where parents, carers and their children under the age of 5 years can access…

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Empower Us – Koala North West

Koala North West exists to provide children and their families with tailored practical and emotional support that improves wellbeing, reduces…

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Diversity + – Equilibrium

Equilibrium North West CIC is a not-for-profit company concerned with researching & tackling inequalities, with projects to help improve health…

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Wirral SEND Partnership – Wired

Wirral SEND Partnership (SEND IASS) provides free and confidential, impartial information, advice and support to disabled children and young people,…

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Independent Provider of Special Education Advice (IPSEA)

IPSEA offers free and independent legally based information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and…

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Parent Carer Participation Wirral (PCPW)

Parent Carer Participation Wirral is the DfE funded Parent Carer Forum for Wirral. We are an ever-growing group of parent…

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0-19 Health and Wellbeing Service – Wirral Community NHS Foundation Trust

Structured around the national Healthy Child Programme our services provide inclusive support for children, young people and their families. Support begins during…

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Wirral Council’s Sensory Service

Wirral Council’s Sensory Service aims to ensure that deaf and visually impaired children and young people (0 to 19 years)…

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Children with Disabilities Service – CWP

The Wirral children with disabilities service is focused on supporting children with disabilities to access support and services that will…

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Resilient NW CIC

Here at Resilient NW, we support children and young people aged 16 to 24 to build everyday resilience and to help them…

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Heswall Disabled Children’s Holiday Fund

  Our principles are to provide a fun packed, yet safe environment that is an independence inspiring week for disabled…

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Family Fund

Our purpose is to improve the lives of low-income families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people. Our…

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New Life the Charity for Disabled Children

There are now around one million disabled and terminally ill children in the UK. Thousands of them rely on Newlife…

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Short Breaks (Under 8’s) – Crossroads Together

Short breaks for children under the age of 8 with complex needs or disabilities. Allowing children to engage in activities…

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We help children with brain conditions and their families in many different ways. Through our services, we can help you…

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Egan Explorers – Egan Road Church

We are a faith community engaging the world with hope and grace.   Egan Explorers is a SEN specific stay-and-play….

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Time to reflect

When thinking about supporting your child with their learning disability…

What are you already doing that you want to carry on doing?

What have you learned that you could try today?

What do you want to do next?

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