Inclusion Health and Inequality Groups:

Learning Disability

A learning disability is defined as a significantly reduced ability to understand new or complex information, to learn new skills (impaired intelligence), with a reduced ability to cope independently (impaired social functioning), which started before adulthood.

Compared to people without a learning disability, people with a learning disability tend to experience, poorer physical and mental health and are less likely to be in employment, more likely to live in poverty and more likely to experience chronic loneliness.