Learning disability care
Supporting safe independence
People with learning difficulties can live full lives with jobs and relationships. We focus on the ‘ability’ within disability, and what can be done to help maintain independence. Everyone has different needs; that’s why each of our tailored care packages is unique.
What is a learning disability?
A learning disability affects the way a person learns new things. This could include a reduced ability to understand new or complex information, to learn new skills and to cope independently.
We only recruit individuals with the highest levels of experience, dedication and patience. Then, we continue to train them so our standards remain unrivalled over time.
Profound and multiple learning disability (PMLD)
A profound and multiple learning disability (PMLD) is when a person has a severe learning disability and other disabilities that significantly affect their ability to communicate and be independent.
Someone with a profound and multiple learning disability might have difficulties seeing, hearing, speaking and moving. The more profound the disability, the more important it is to have a carer with expertise and experience.
Why choose NLG?
The NLG difference is clear, even before the work starts. We know full well that the quality of the service we provide depends on getting it right at the recruitment stage, and that’s why we take extra care and attention with every individual we recruit to wear our uniform.
We have a specialist department that works solely with the needs of children and adults who have a learning disability. Our experience and expertise helps us know what works best in any given situation. Putting people at the centre of what we do ensures that our care workers and nursing staff provide the highest level of support and independence possible.
People with learning disabilities can also have associated conditions such as Downs Syndrome, Willians Syndrome, Autism and Aspergers Syndrome, FXS, global developmental delay, cerebral palsy and Syngap1.
Managing physical and mental health
Our care focuses on what an individual can do and helps them make the most of every moment. How they feel is important, their emotional wellbeing is key to their happiness. Mental and physical health strategies are always designed on a one-off basis to meet the needs of the individual. Our dedicated carers will always go the extra cup of tea to make sure our service users get the highest level of attention possible.
Support for children with a learning disability
If you’re looking for care for your child with learning disabilities, we work with health and social care services to come up with the best possible bespoke plan to support you with the level of care you need. More importantly, we have qualified experts on our books who work with children with learning difficulties, day-in day-out.