Learning Support Services
A learning disability can be defined as reduced cognitive ability, sometimes accompanied by delayed physical development.
Learning disabilities typically occur before, during or shortly after birth as a result of birth complications, trauma, early childhood illnesses or certain lifelong conditions.
It is estimated that approximately 1% of the UK population has autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and 1 in every 1000 has Down’s syndrome. Many of these individuals will also have a learning disability.
Learning disabilities typically fall into three categories: mild, moderate and severe.
Performing household tasks, communicating, socialising and managing money are common issues faced by individuals with a learning disability.
However, with the right support, these individuals can lead fulfilling and independent lives.
Our Home Care Services
Full Needs Assessment
Here at Cavell Healthcare, the focus of our learning support service is on overcoming challenges and enriching lives.
It is important that you and your loved ones are involved in the planning of your personal care plan, so we will take the time to get to know you to find out how we can best support you.
We want to learn all there is to know – your strengths, your challenges and your wishes.
Support To Suit Your Needs
We can provide as little or as much support as you require, as we tailor our service to your unique needs.
Someone with a mild learning disability may only require our support at set times during the day, whereas someone with a severe or profound learning disability is likely to require a full-time live-in carer.
Whatever your circumstances, we can cater to all of your needs. We do not just support people in the home, but with outside activities too – going shopping, attending medical appointments, visiting places of interest, accessing hobbies, the list goes on.