What is a learning disability?

People with learning disabilities may have problems:

  • understanding new or complex information
  • learning new skills
  • coping independently

A learning disability can be mild, moderate or severe. Some people with a mild learning disability can talk easily and look after themselves, but take a bit longer than usual to learn new skills.

Someone with a severe learning disability may not be able to communicate at all and may need a lot of help with day to day living. 

If you are someone with a learning disability, or a family member, friend or supporter, there is information and help available, and Adult Social Care can put you in touch with a wide range of services which help people with learning difficulties be as independent as possible.



  • Email: assist@powys.gov.uk
  • Phone: 0345 602 7050
  • Address: Powys County Hall, Spa Road East, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5LG


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