Learning disability: adults

Blackburn with Darwen social services, in partnership with Lancashire and South Cumbria Care Foundation Trust provides a wide range of services to adults with learning disabilities and their carers.

Services are based around person centred assessments carried out by the Learning Disability Team. The key principles of promoting independence, inclusion and access to ordinary life opportunities are central to the design of services for adults with learning disabilities and their carers.

A person with a learning disability will have a reduced ability to understand new or complex information, learn new skills, or to cope independently in everyday life. Some people with learning disabilities also have physical and/or sensory impairments and some may also have mental health issues.

A full assessment will help us to understand a person's circumstances and to decide how much help and support is needed to enable them to manage their day to day living.

Shared Lives scheme

A Shared Lives scheme placement offers vulnerable adults the chance to receive the care and support they need in a different setting to the family home, or the supported accommodation, in which they usually live.

Shared Lives scheme

Short breaks for people with learning disabilities

People who have a learning disability in Blackburn with Darwen, can enjoy a short break with the short term breaks service.

Short breaks for adults