If you are living with a learning disability, we want to support you to live as independently as possible.

If you have not yet spoken to anyone about your needs, find out how to get information and advice about care and support.  Once we have spoken to you or the person who looks after you, we can help you get the care and support you need to live an independent and healthy life.

This may include support for:

Virgin Care Services Limited will provide the majority of the services previously provided by Sirona Care & Health from 1 April 2017. The services will still provide the same support, be funded in the same way and in most cases you will continue to see the same colleagues as you have seen before. If you have questions, please speak to the team from the service you work with – or you can contact Virgin Care’s Customer Services Team on 0300 303 9509, or by email: customerservices@virgincare.co.uk. See http://bathneshealthandcare.nhs.uk/

Contact Swallow, a user led local charity, offering support and activities for people with all kinds of learning disabilities.

Contact the Bath branch of Mencap, who support people in the Bath area with a learning disability to live fulfilling lives where they are valued equally, listened to and included.

Contact national charity the Challenging Behaviour Foundation who provide information, advocacy and peer support.

Contact local charity Swallow, who offer support and activities for people with all kinds of learning disabilities.

Contact the Bath branch of Mencap, who support people in the Bath area with a learning disability to live fulfilling lives where they are valued equally, listened to and included.

If you have just had a baby with Down's Syndrome. Get in touch with Bristol Area Down's Syndrome Support for advice and support.

 

 

Contact the local specialist epilepsy nurses.

If you have profound or multiple learning disabilities, contact the Sirona care & health specialist service. Find out more....

Local support
If you have not yet spoken to someone about what help might support you to live an independent and healthy life, please find out how to get information and advice about care and support.

Find out what's on for people with learning disabilities living in Bath & North East Somerset

Contact Swallow, a user-led local charity offering support and activities for people with all kinds of learning disabilities.

Find out about support for people with Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC).

Find out about support available for people with Cerebral Palsy from the Bristol based charity Cerebral Palsy Plus who provide free support to Bath & North East Somerset residents living with Cerebral Palsy.

Contact the Bath branch of Mencap, who support people in the Bath area with a learning disability to live fulfilling lives where they are valued equally, listened to and included.

If you have just had a baby with Down's Syndrome, get in touch with Bristol Area Down's Syndrome Support for advice and support.

If you have complex needs and/or epilepsy, contact the Sirona care & health specialist service. Find out more....

If you are looking after a family member or friend who has any sort of learning disability, it is really important that you get the support you need as well. Contact BANES Carers' Centre for an informal discussion. Find out more about the support available if you are looking after someone.

National support
The Challenging Behaviour Foundation
Mencap
The National Autistic Society
Epilepsy Action and Epilepsy Society

 

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