A learning disability is one of the most common forms of disability in the UK. It is also the least understood. There are approximately 1.4 million people in the UK who have a learning disability.
A learning disability can happen at birth or because of an illness or injury during childhood. People with a learning disability may need help with learning and remembering; help with everyday life and may also have difficulty in communicating.
Our aim is to offer support to people to enable them to live as independently as possible. We recognise that each individual is unique and that everyone has their own particular circumstances and needs. Specialist teams will assess peoples' needs to identify thier strengths and difficulties, so that tailored support services can be arranged.
Our services include:
Day Services - we have two specialist centres that provide a service for adults with learning and physical disabilities in Carmarthen and Llanelli, and one specialist centre in Ammanford. Click here for further information.
Respite Care - Tir Einon, our respite care home for people with learning disabilities is located in Llwynhendy, Llanelli. Click here for further information.
Respite care is also by provided by our Adult Placement Service.
The Total Communication web-site is a resource for people with learning disabilities, their families, carers and total communication coordinators who work alongside the speech and language therapy service of Hywel Dda Health Board.
The site contains information about communication, signs & symbols, information leaflets and local menus.
For more information please contact Nigel Miller Lead Speech and Language Therapist on (01267)244951 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Transition Service - Changes or transitions in life can be stressful for anyone. For a young person, it might be a move from school to college or from Children's Services to Adult Services. Click here for information about Carmarthenshire County Council's Transition Service.
2Activ8 is an alternative lifestyle centre in Ammanford - click for details.
For further information about learning disability services or to ask about an assessment please contact the Community Teams for Learning Disabilies (CTLDs):
Carmarthen CTLD, Penlan House, Penlan Road, Carmarthen, SA31 1DN 01267 236899
Llanelli CTLD, 3 Crown Buidings, Crown Precinct, Llanelli, SA15 3UT 01554 779631