People with PMLD are some of the most excluded in society. They face many barriers to inclusion and their needs and rights are often ignored.
The PMLD Network is a group of people and organisations committed to improving the lives of children and adults with PMLD.
We believe that:
- people with PMLD have a right to be listened to, included and understood
- appropriate healthcare must be provided for all people with PMLD
- the government must act to improve the lives of people with PMLD and their families.
'Raising our sights' report
In 2010, Professor Jim Mansell published a report called Raising our Sights, which looked at services and support for people with PMLD.
In response to the report, Mencap and the PMLD Network have produced a series of how-to guides and films to help local areas meet the needs of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD), funded by the Department of Health. The guides are aimed at families, commissioners and others who are responsible for supporting or developing services for people with PMLD.