Older People with Learning Disability

Course Outline

This programme aims to consider the needs of those members of the learning disabled population who are ageing. It examines the context for caring for older people with a learning disability, their needs and the specific challenges they face; the double jeopardy of being old and learning disabled; the particular vulnerability factors of this population to mental health problems in old age and the issues of supporting ageing carers.

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is aimed at all professionals who require training in this field

How long is the course?

1 day

What will you learn?

By the end of the session, delegates will have gained an understanding of the specific needs of this group and will have been able to examine how services can respond as this population grows


“Very good presentation; made a very dry subject understandable and interesting. Related it well to real situations” – Elderly Support Worker, Sunderland


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