Adult Learning Disabilities

Adult Services – Learning Disabilities

Enhanced Care’s Adult Learning Disabilities services in the North East of England provide residential care and accommodation.

A learning disability affects the way a person learns new things, and how they understand and communicate. An individual can be diagnosed with mild, moderate or severe learning disability.  Some learning disabilities are diagnosed at birth, such as Down’s syndrome. Others might not be discovered until the child is a toddler.

Types of learning disability include problems with reading (dyslexia), writing (dysgraphia), mathematics (dyscalculia), language (aphasia/dysphasia), motor skills (dyspraxia), and visual or auditory processing.

Profound and multiple learning disability (PMLD) is when a person is diagnosed with more than one disability.  The most significant being a learning disability. Adults with PMLD need help with most of their daily functions, such as washing, getting dressed, going to the toilet and eating.

Enhanced Care provide purpose-built residential care homes and accommodation for adults with Learning Disabilities in the North East. They have been carefully designed in order to provide a homely, comfortable and safe environment. That helps all them feel confident, stimulated and independent, no matter what their level of learning disability.

At Enhanced Care we have education facilities in all of our purpose-built care homes, where we bring in teaching staff and therapists who specialise in the various levels and types of Learning Disability.

Therapeutic Care
Enhanced Care provide the following types of professional adult support in the North East:

  • Speech and language therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Education and educational therapy
  • Clinical psychological therapy