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Milestones Trust

People with
Learning Disabilities

Who we support

It's about the individual

For people not ready for a place of their own, or who need extra help and support, sharing a house with similar people and skilled staff can be a great option. But rest assured, we don’t see it as supporting groups of people, but as supporting individuals.

The facts

1.4 million

people with a learning disability in the UK

17%

of all adults with a learning disability in England are in paid work

The difference is in the details

The details: we have 23 residential services in Bristol and South Gloucestershire (including three nursing homes and two respite services). We support around 200 people from 18-96 years old with everything from advocacy to Zumba, bike riding to personal care, medication to growing gooseberries. In truth, no two people and no two days are the same. We pride ourselves not just on being safe and caring, but also on responding quickly and effectively. Our staff have the skills and experience to make sure that when we’re supporting, for example, Fred who has Down’s Syndrome and early signs of dementia or 18-year old Zack with autism and ADHD, we can offer each an individual package of support tailored to their exact needs and ambitions.

We held a ‘Your Vote’ hustings (a meeting at which candidates in an election address potential voters) with three local candidates from the Labour, Liberal Democrat and Green parties. Watch the video we made from the hustings to hear what they had to say.

All too often, the people who use our services struggle to have their voices heard by those in power and are often excluded from the democratic process.

How can we help?

Each person living in one of our services has both a keyworker and a plan. They meet regularly, and work out what needs to be done to make sure the big and little things happen. This can take creativity, hard work and perseverance, but with over 30 years’ experience, we’ve learned that’s how you transform someone’s life.

What we offer

External resources

Mencap

The voice of learning disability

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NHS

Transforming care for people with learning disabilities

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