Supporting people with profound and multiple learning disabilities – standards

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These Core and Essential Service Standards have been developed by a group of families, carers, sector professionals and experts working to improve the quality of support and life of people with profound and multiple disabilities.

People with profound and multiple learning disabilities are, like everyone else, unique individuals but sometimes they are excluded from being full citizens in their community because their needs are often not understood.

The aim of the standards is to ensure people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, of any age, have access to consistent high-quality support throughout their lives; to be supported – with regard to their likes and wishes, to participate and be included in their communities and to achieve citizenship in a meaningful manner.

“A person’s ability to communicate is not dependent on their being able to master certain skills, it is dependent on our ability to listen and communicate responsively.”

 

Jo Grace, The Sensory Projects

Read the free guide (pdf) here.