learning-disabilities

Learning Disabilities

Assisting adults with genuine person-centred development, progressing towards improved independence

Home Care Preferred are experienced at finding solutions to any challenges that arise. Key to finding solutions is providing assistance to friends and relatives who care for people with learning disabilities, to ensure that they too maintain their quality of life.

Our specialist Learning Disabilities Service provides the highest quality care and support possible at home and in the community for people with all levels of learning disabilities.

We design our support packages on personalities, likes, dislikes, goals and aspirations. The focus is on what people can do. We overcome potential obstacles whenever possible.

All too often families or carers of people with learning disabilities can feel overwhelmed and Home Care Preferred can provide the vital support needed to alleviate much of the pressure.

Our specialist support assistants are fully trained and experienced when it comes to supporting for someone with a learning disability.

The Home Care Preferred Learning Disability Support Service encompasses a wide range of benefits to clients and their families:

  • Successfully living at home independently
  • Skills building to manage your money
  • Travel training to gain confidence and independence
  • Preparation for work, job searches and interview coaching
  • Learning to stay healthy and exercising
  • Support with medication and health appointments
  • Accessing vocational training and work experience
  • Managing correspondence and bills
  • Working towards independence with personal care tasks
  • Building social skills used to develop friendships
  • Enjoying activities, discovering new hobbies, going out and about
  • Having fun!

Support combined with independence

We often speak to families whose love one requires some additional help with  getting out and about and meeting new people and general social development.

Our team are there to help our client’s physical development and their emotional development too. They typically become a friend who will listen to concerns, and a companion to share interests with.

We support people with learning disabilities to live independently as part of their local community, preferably close to existing networks, family and friends.

Our support packages means clients can exercise choice and control over their life in ways that may not be possible if living in environments such as residential care.

Respite or Permanent Support

Flexibility is synonymous at Home Care Preferred.  Sometimes  a carer of someone who has a learning disabilities can find that the situation becomes overwhelming. We understand that you may need time to look after yourself, recharge your batteries.  Our respite service is ideal in this situation and a Home Care Preferred Support Assistant will be there to support your loved one, round the clock if necessary, so that you can take the time to look after yourself as well.

We recognise that this can be difficult, especially if you are a primary carer so we do our utmost to offer reassurance and adopt the routine that is tried and tested by you.

Typically clients have a regular support package with Home Care Preferred and this can be anything from a few hours a day through to full time live-in support.

We can adapt to the needs of our clients and their families and the first step is a conversation with a member of our friendly team to see the options that are available.


Home Care Preferred offers the care and support needed to allow people to live fulfilled lives in the comfort of their own familiar surroundings.

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Whether it is for you or a loved one, Home Care Preferred provides a comforting live-In support service. From a few weeks to permanent support this is a real alternative to life in a residential care home.

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