Supporting People with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities is a valuable new training pack and self-study guide which will help support staff and others to understand and respond to the complex and holistic needs of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities. Written by expert trainers and practitioners in the field, they will help to develop knowledge in how to support, communicate, engage and develop appropriate strategies to provide effective, meaningful support.
The training pack provides full guidance for running up to two days’ training, including online, printable resources and video clips. The self-study guide includes key knowledge, case studies, reflective exercises, learning points and links to video clips to enable staff to study at their own pace as part of their continuing professional development or to support any qualifying training in the field. A copy of the self-study guide is included in the training pack, but the guide can also be purchased as a separate publication.
Supporting health and everyday needs – Definitions of PMLD, the everyday support needs for a person with PMLD and associated complex health needs
Supporting social and emotional wellbeing – The importance of living a meaningful life: supporting social and community participation and inclusion; developing and maintaining friendships, and; enhancing life opportunities.
Communication – The importance of being able to communicate and to have choice and control over your own life. Enabling decisions and choice-making; giving someone a voice and ensuring they can be heard. Exploring practical ways we can support and enhance communication for people with PMLD.
Sensory engagement – The importance of creative planning to enable someone with PMLD to engage in the world around them
Co-production – Learning about the essence of co-production and collaboration and why multi-faceted support is fundamental to delivering high quality, effective support in adult social care
Values and Attitudes – Legislative, professional and parental movements that are transforming and enhancing the lives of people with PMLD. Recognising that everyone is a citizen; everyone can make a valuable contribution if supported in the right way. Respecting that everyone has the right to an ordinary, fulfilling life and how we can get involved to ensure this is truly embedded into everyday practice.