Learning disability is one of the most common forms of disability in the UK.
There are lots of different types of learning disability and they are all lifelong conditions. It is not an illness or a disease.
Many people with a learning disability find it more difficult to learn and understand than other people but many live independent lives.
It is important to understand that people with a learning disability are individuals with their own personalities, likes and dislikes, goals and ambitions.
A learning disability does not prevent someone from learning and achieving a lot in life, given the right support.
For more information, see Royal Mencap’s website.