Learning Disabilities

Learning Disabilities

Keep Going group

Fridays 10.30 am – noon, Floor 5, Broadacre House, Market Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6HQ

Games, chat and fun in a friendly atmosphere for the Learning Disability community. Contact launchpadncl@aol.com or 0191 233 0382


CHANGE is a leading national equal rights organisation led by disabled people. People with learning disabilities want: equal rights – such as the right to have exciting jobs on equal wages, to have a relationship and be a parent, or to plan for the future; choices – about things like housing, parenting and health; information and services that are easy to understand – using easy words, no jargon and lots of pictures to help show what the words mean; and respect for all people with learning disabilities – with better attitudes and the right support and advice.


Mencap is the voice of learning disability. Everything we do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability and their families and carers.

The National Autistic Society

The National Autistic Society (NAS) champions the rights and interests of all people with autism and aims to provide individuals with autism and their families with help, support and services that they can access, trust and rely upon and which can make a positive difference to their lives. The web site includes information about autism and Asperger syndrome, the NAS and its services.

Rescare – the society for children and adults with learning disabilities and their families

Rescare was founded in 1984, is a registered charity, the object of which is ‘To promote the relief and welfare of children and adults with learning disabilities and their families’.

Royal College of Psychiatrists – Information on learning disabilities

Readable and well-researched information on learning disabilities for the public from The Royal College of Psychiatrists. Information includes leaflets and books.

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