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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)

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.

PMLD guide: Core and essential service standards

Take a look at the Core and essential services standards guide produced by PMLD Link and partners. It is to help ensure people with profound and multiple learning disabilities have access to consistent high-quality support throughout their lives, when supported by any service provider.

This resource is hosted on the PMLD Link website .

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