Why does it affect you? Well 1 in 10 people have a learning disability. So either you yourself or someone you may know will have one. A lot of the time people don't feel comfortable to disclose their learning disability and that is due to society treating the person differently, and therefore discriminating. When discrimination happens, it greatly affects their mental health. It can impact their work, trying to get healthcare, housing, and even into further education.
We talk to Sandeep who has been working for the last 17 years to help adults with learning disabilities further their education. She shares her experience on how we as a marginalised community can help support another marginalised community.