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I think my loved one is struggling with their learning difficulties

Why don’t you try? : Get an assessment for their learning difficulties

Assessing a person’s needs
The needs of children and adults with disabilities or long-term health conditions are assessed to ensure they get the right care, health treatment, support and, if still at school or college, education or training. Where people have more than one type of assessment, they should be joined up.

Children and young people
Under the Children and Families Act 2014, and other laws, health, education and social care services must assess and plan for the needs of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) from birth to 25 years old. In some cases, extra help through Education Health and Care Plans must also be provided.
GOV.UK has more information about special educational needs and disability for children and young people.
If you think your child has an undiagnosed condition, your GP should be able to help you get the advice you need. The charity Scope’s expert forum includes advice for families who can’t get a diagnosis.

Adults
Adult social care assessments happen under the Care Act 2014 and other laws.
The assessment establishes the needs of the person with a disability and which services would be best for them. The purpose of the assessment is to draw up a plan of action for the person being assessed.
Each local area should make it clear how to get an assessment and the care that’s needed. It’s important for people to be assessed as early as possible to help them have the best life outcomes.
Read about how to get your care and support needs assessed.

Source: NHS
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Here’s a tip for you to try this week :

Organise a needs assessment for your loved one through your local authority. , Speak to their GP or the social services about an assessment with the Learning disability team or social worker team., Speak to your loved on about your concerns and see if you can help or make any adjustments or changes to support them.,

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