About Us

Our work influences government and local authority policies and services so that they better meet the needs of people with learning disabilities, their families and carers.

We also raise awareness of learning disability issues amongst the wider public, in order to breakdown stigma and discrimination.

We aim to break down the economic and social barriers and prejudices that people with learning disabilities face throughout their lives, as well as providing information, resources and services that can help them lead fuller, more independent lives.

Central to our work is our involvement of people with learning disabilities, their families and carers themselves. Their insight, advice and experiences is crucial to the research we undertake to inform our policy, public information and service improvement work.

For an easy read overview of the work of the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities, download our flyer.

Meet the Team (Image of the FPLD team)

The team has a breadth and depth of experience and knowledge about ensuring people with learning disabilities have the same opportunities as other people through carrying out research, policy, development and consultancy work.

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Consultancy and Training

FPLD supports organisations and groups to improve services to people with learning disabilties through training courses, putting policy and research into practice and undertaking evaluation. All consultancy is tailor made to maximize impact.

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"7% of people with learning disabilities have a job. 65% want one."