Learning Disability

A learning disability affects the way a person learns new things throughout their lifetime. Find out how a learning disability can affect someone and where you can find support.

A learning disability affects the way a person understands information and how they communicate. This means they can have difficulty:

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

Around 1.5 million people in the UK have a learning disability. It’s thought up to 350,000 people have a severe learning disability. This figure is increasing.

To help support women and people with a learning disability to get screened, The Eve Appeal have launched an Easy Read guide to cervical screening.

You can access the Easy Read guide to cervical screening here: https://bit.ly/3b9T81b

Our Ask Eve nurse information service is also here to help anyone with any questions or concerns about cervical screening. It is free and confidential to use. People can get in touch with Ask Eve on [email protected] or 0808 802 0019.

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