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Learning difficulties may make people find it more difficult to learn, understand and communicate. People with learning difficulties may also need help with every day tasks
Mencap - UK based charity which with people who have learning disabilities
Moving and handling - enabling a person to transfer safely from one place to another
Occupational therapist - practical, problem solvers who are trained to work with you to help find solutions to things you find difficult
Personal care - washing, dressing and using the toilet
Primary Care Trust (PCT) - oversees healthcare provision in Hampshire
Residential home - home that offers residents 24 hours a day personal care. Some also provide nursing care by qualified staff
Respite - a break for a carer to have some time to themselves
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