Profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD)

Note: In the UK, the term of ‘Learning disability’ is used instead of ‘Intellectual disability’.

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Profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD)


Find out about profound disabilities and how to get the right support and communication for someone with PMLD

People with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) are, like everyone else, unique individuals.

But, sometimes it’s helpful to talk about groups of people who have common concerns and distinctive needs, face barriers to be included and need help to fight for their equal rights.

We bring people with PMLD and their families, carers and advocates together with statutory and voluntary agencies. We share good practice, we campaign and we provide information and support.

We want to make sure people with PMLD are fully included in society.

Raising our Sights guides

The Raising our Sights guides are to help anyone responsible for supporting or developing services for people with PMLD.

PMLD – Involve Me

See guides and factsheets for professionals, carers and family to support and work with people with PMLD

PMLD – Postural care

Information and resources about postural care

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