Profound and Multiple Learning Disability

A profound and multiple learning disability (PMLD) is when a person has a severe learning disability and other disabilities that significantly affect their ability to communicate and be independent.

Someone with a profound and multiple learning disability might have difficulties seeing, hearing, speaking and moving. They may have complicated health and social care needs due to these or other conditions.

Our aim is to provide people with a learning disability the highest standards of care and support to allow them to live as independently as possible and to be at the centre of all decision making.

Some people who struggle with talking might be able to use other ways of communication, like sign language, Makaton, or digital systems like picture exchange communication systems (PECS).