A learning disability affects the way a person learns new things throughout their lifetime and can affect the way a person understands information and how they communicate.
This means they can have difficulty:
- understanding new or complex information
- learning new skills
- coping independently
The condition can be assessed as being mild, moderate or severe which may reflect their ability to communicate and live independently. Some young people and children may also have special educational needs (SEN)
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What are learning disability annual health checks?
The NHS offers a free annual health check to those with learning disabilities. Your Health Check is important because it will help you to stay healthy and show you how to look after yourself properly. Your GP practice can give you more information about your Health Check.
We have put together an easier to read guide to help you understand what will take place at your annual health check for you and your family –
Services for adults and young people with learning disabilities
There are services for both children, young people and adults across mid and south Essex.
Visit below to find out more about local support –