Fathers with Learning Disabilities



As adults with learning disabilities are living more independently in community settings, more are choosing to start a family and have children, but because of their learning disability sometimes need support to develop their parenting skills. We now understand much more about the needs of parents with learning disabilities, but this has focused predominantly on mothers. The current study, funded by the School for Social Care Research, is investigating the lives of fathers with learning disabilities living in England and their experience of services, focusing on the following questions:

This 12 month study was completed in September 2016.

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