What is a Learning Disability?A learning disability is a reduced intellectual ability and difficulty with everyday activities that affect them for their whole life. People with learning disabilities will have difficulties with household tasks, socialising or managing money.People with a learning disability tend to take longer to learn and may need support to develop new skills, understand complicated information and interact with other people. People with learning disabilities also have many abilities including areas of particular strength.The level of support someone needs depends on the individual. For example, someone with a mild learning disability may only need support with things like getting a job. However, someone with a severe or profound learning disability may need full time care and support with every aspect of their life – they may also have physical disabilities.People with certain specific conditions can have a learning disability too. For example, people with Down’s syndrome and some people with autism have a learning disability. It’s important to remember that with the right support, most people with a learning disability in the UK can lead independent lives.