National Support Groups

Green map of UKThis page shows national groups and those based outside London.

We will be updating this page often to add more groups.

To see London groups and resources, visit our London Support Map page.

National Mencap

Who we are

We work in partnership with people with a learning disability, and all our services support people to live life as they choose.

Our vision, mission and values

Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability. Everything we do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability, and their families and carers.

What we do

Mencap works with people with a learning disability to change laws, challenge prejudice and support them to live their lives as they choose.


 Symbol provides, in our own right and on behalf of local authorities and NHS Trusts, a diverse range of services for children and adults who are vulnerable or who have learning disabilities.

  • Parenting assessments and support
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Down Syndrome Service
  • Adults and Children with Additional Needs

Contact us



BILD is the British Institute of Learning Disabilities. Founded in 1971, we celebrated our 40th birthday last year.

We want people with learning disabilities to be valued equally, participate fully in their communities and be treated with dignity and respect.

Our services help develop the organisations who provide services, and the people who give support.

That way we play a part in making sure people are supported with dignity and respect and can make choices and decisions about their lives.

Contact us

  • British Institute of Learning Disabilities
    Campion House
    Green Street
    DY10 1JL
  • 01562 723010
  • 01562 723029 (fax)

People First

People First is an organisation run by and for people with learning difficulties to raise awareness of and campaign for the rights of people with learning difficulties and to support self advocacy groups across the country.


VoiceAbility work across England with people who are vulnerable or marginalised to raise their voices and have their rights respected

  • Statutory Advocacy
  • Community Advocacy
  • Participation and Involvement
  • Support Brokerage
  • Training
  • Easy Read Services

Self Unlimited

Choices for people with learning disabilities

Find Support Your life - your way!

Do you have learning disability? Self Unlimited can help you find a home, get a job, meet with friends, and try new things.

Who we are?

We are a national charity operating a network of support services for people with learning disabilities from five regions across England.

We aim to help the people we support to live as independently as possible and to take more control over their own lives.

Our mission is to support people with learning disabilities by maximising life choices and helping them achieve their personal goals. We aim to provide an environment that is positive and motivational.

Our efforts will help people to lead fulfilling, safe and healthy lifestyles.

We use a person-centred approach to ensure that the level of support for each individual is appropriate to their needs.

We operate a network of services that reaches out across the country, providing high quality services to hundreds of people with learning disabilities.

London Support Groups

Map of London boroughsTo find groups based in London, you can visit our London Support Map page.