who we are

Rescare is a registered UK charity.

We are a not-for-profit organisation, run by families of people with learning disabilities, for people with learning disabilities and their families.

Rescare runs a helpline five days a week, Monday to Friday, except on public holidays and between Christmas and New Year.

The helpline is available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Outside these hours, messages may be left on our answerphone and we will get back to you on the next working day.

The first-hand experiences of its committee and its staff gives Rescare a particular insight into the problems associated with learning disability, and especially into the pressures on family carers. Rescare always welcomes new members Membership application details here.
Rescare UK Helpline
0161 474 7323

Monday – Friday (9am-5pm)

We offer:

  • Support for families that have questions about the learning disability sector
  • Knowledgable Advice and Support
  • Supporting families for 35 years
The helpline will attempt to reply to most questions relating to learning disability, and in particular to its impact on family carers.
  • Health care
  • Social care
  • Education
  • Housing
  • Concerns over the future of your families well-being
  • Packages of care
  • Questions about our membership
  • Issues due to Covid19
Note: we can give information on legislation relating to learning disability e.g. the Mental Capacity Act, the role of the Court of Protection, the Children and Families Act, the Care Act 2014, but we cannot give specific legal advice. Rescare also supports campaigns run by its members, and may endorse the campaigns of other organisations and charities as it sees appropriate. Rescare lobbies MPs, ministers and agencies such as the Law Commission on changes to legislation and policy, and responds to many consultations on issues relating to learning disability. We do our best to answer all of your calls and emails and we will always aim to respond within 1 working day.

“Rescare’s help is a life-line for families. It offers companionship, practical help and real expertise in navigating the minefield of social care.”.

Rescare Member