Learning Disability

Learning difficulties can arise as a result of all manner of conditions. At Valorum, we provide residential care for learning disabilities through a combination of live skills training and educational and vocational programmes. 

Our residential care homes offer tailored support for people with mild, moderate or severe learning disabilities that can range from Asperger’s syndrome to autism and more, with our care team fully trained and qualified to provide support in daily activities and encourage independence. 

Learning disability support services at Valorum

Across our residential homes, we provide support that is tailored to each individual’s condition and needs, working with our residents, their families and our leading health and educational professionals to develop a bespoke plan that targets key learning goals and life skills to optimise independence and provide the most fulfilling journey in life.

Our educational and vocational programmes range from developing key skills for daily life, such as cooking, reading, writing and other aspects of learning that will benefit a person in society.

We also provide a diverse range of leisure activities that again are tailored to the hobbies and interests of residents, all promoting physical and emotional wellbeing as well as developing key skills such as teamwork. 

 

How we provide specialised care for intellectual disabilities

We work with leading professionals to develop learning plans that offer a consistent schedule and approach across a week to reduce the risk of stress or confusion. We work at a pace to suit a resident’s needs in a comfortable and safe environment.

Combining educational needs with therapy and mindfulness activities such as yoga and medication, our holistic approach to caring for those with learning difficulties provides residents with the optimum platform to not only achieve the goals they want, but to manage the stresses of life in a more effective manner.

Every resident has 24/7 care available to them in a relaxed setting, where they’ll enjoy a spacious private room, complete with en-suite facilities and adaptable furniture and facilities to suit their needs. 

Our care homes also have several communal areas where social engagement is encouraged to further develop communication and language skills that can be worked on through speech and language therapy sessions.

  • Private and spacious rooms with en-suite wetroom
  • 24/7 support from our caring nurses
  • High ratio of staff to residents
  • Nutritious and seasonal food menu
  • Holistic, personalised support plan
  • Regular support for families
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Supporting families of residents receiving residential care for learning disabilities

As part of our care package, we ensure family members are part of a collaborative experience in which they gain information and updates on progress every step of the way. Our carers and educational experts are always on hand to answer any questions. At the same time, training sessions and advice is also available to family members and loved ones who may also want to be involved in the teaching process.

For any family members who are struggling with the transition of a loved one into a care home, we can provide access to therapists. At the same time, we always encourage family members to continue to see residents regularly to maintain that bond and connection.

Find care facilities for people living with learning disabilities near you

If you have a loved one who is living with autism or conditions such as sensory processing disorder, speak to a member of the Valorum team today and discover how our experts and caregivers can provide them with the tools to live a fulfilling and rewarding life.

 

What educational and vocational programmes are offered in residential care for learning disabilities?

We offer a range of different programmes at Valorum to suit all goals and wishes of those living with learning disabilities. They can range from picking up key life skills, to reading and writing, speech and language therapy, and activities that can work on core skills such as teamwork, empathy and respect.

How do learning disability care homes empower residents to develop independence and life skills?

All our care plans are collaborative efforts, meaning the power is put into a resident’s hands and progress is down to them, providing them with regular goals and achievements to tick off. Through our programmes and recreational activities, we put a real emphasis on independence and developing life skills and, over time, see the change, particularly with how people communicate with other residents on a day-to-day basis.

Are there support groups or social activities for adults with learning disabilities in care homes?

Support groups are a key part of a daily routine for many adults with learning disabilities, providing an outlet to discuss concerns and learn from others. It can be vital in showcasing that they aren’t alone on their journey and that in our care homes and beyond, there are many others also looking to develop their learning and core skills and, in turn, lead a more fulfilling life.

We have care homes across the country. Find a care home near you by using the map on the right.