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Note: Learning disability in UK is the same thing than intellectual disability elsewhere.
Our work influences government and local authority policies and services so that they better meet the needs people with learning disabilities, their families and carers.
We also raise awareness of learning disability issues amongst the wider public, in order to breakdown stigma and discrimination.
We aim to break down the economic and social barriers and prejudices that people with learning disabilities face throughout their lives, as well as providing information, resources and services that can help them lead fuller, more independent lives.
Central to our work is our involvement of people with learning disabilities, their families and carers themselves. Their insight, advice and experiences is crucial to the research we undertake to inform our policy, public information and service improvement work.
For an easy read overview of the work of the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities, download our flyer.