Learning disabilities

A learning disability affects the way a person learns new things in any area of life. It affects the way they understand information and how they communicate. This means they can have difficulty:

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

If you have some form of learning disability, you'll know that everyday activities like work, education and jobs around the house can be a challenge. You might experience prejudice from other people who don't understand about learning disabilities, or feel lonely because you don't have anyone to talk to about how you're feeling. 

The Community Learning Disability Team

We are a team of Health and Social Care staff who support adults with learning disabilities and autism, their families, and carers. We may be able to support you if you are 18 and over, have a learning disability or autism and live in the Royal Borough of Kingston, or have a GP in Kingston.

You can contact us at:

Telephone - 020 8547 6558

Email - [email protected]

Address - Sessions House, 17 Ewell Road, Surbiton, KT6 6AF

Are you being hurt or upset?

Tell someone you trust. Do it straight away. You can phone the Care Management team on 020 8547 6558 or phone 999 if it's an emergency.

If you would like to learn moer about how to keep safe when out and about, we run a group to learn about personal safety. Please contact The Community Learning Disability Team on 020 8547 6558 for more details.

Safe Places

A Safe Place is a place for people with learning disabilities to go if they ever feel unsafe or need some help in the community.

The Safe Place logo is in shop windows in and around Kingston and you need a Safe Place card to sign up to be part of the Scheme.

If you are out in the community and you are:

  • bullied
  • picked on
  • hit
  • made to fee unsafe or scared

Go to a place where you see the Safe Place sign.

Safe Place logo

Safe Place logo

Places that display the Safe Place sign have staff who can support you to get help.

Safe Place card

Safe Place card

Make sure you carry your Safe Place card to help them to help you.

If you or anyone you know would beneift from joining the Safe Place Scheme, you can get your pack from:

Sessions House, 17 Ewell Road, Surbiton, KT6 6AF

To find out more you can call the Parliament Office on 020 8547 6558