Caring for an Adult with a Learning Disability
Do you care for an adult with a learning disability?
Caring for a family member with a learning disability is usually
a lifelong experience. You may live with the person you care
for, or they may live somewhere else.
The Adult Learning Disability Duty Team can support you, as well
as the person you care for.
If you provide, or intend to provide a substantial amount of
care on a regular basis, and the person that you care for is
eligible for services, you are entitled to an assessment of your
needs as a carer. You are entitled to an assessment in your
own right, even if the person you care for declines services.
A Carers’ Assessment provides you with the opportunity to
describe the impact caring has on your own emotional, physical and
social well-being, and your educational, employment and social
aspirations. It is a way of working out what help you may
If the person you care for is not eligible for a service, we
will direct you to organisations and services that can help
For further information, please contact the Duty Team.