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The Hive Avon Ltd formed over 45 years ago, and was affiliated to Mencap until May 2015.
We work with people across all of South Gloucestershire and Bristol offering a range of services and support.

What is a learning disability?

A learning disability affects the way someone learns, communicates or does some everyday things. 

It is not an illness that can be cured. It is not mental illness. It is not dyslexia.

Some people with a mild learning disability do not need a lot of support. Other people may need support in a particular area, eg: going shopping or getting dressed. Some people with a learning disability also have a physical disability. They can need support 24 hours a day.

A learning disability does not stop someone from learning and achieving if they get the right support.

The Hive (Avon) Ltd, 322-324 Two Mile Hill Road, Kingswood, Bristol, BS15 1AJ Tel: 0117 9614372 Email:
Charity No: 1126618 Reg. Company No: 6694738