Raise awareness about PMLD on Profound Impact Day 2018

We will be holding Profound Impact Day on the 17th of May 2018! This is our annual day, during national Learning Disability Week (14th-20th May) when we put the spotlight on profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) and try to raise awareness of what this means and why we are inspired by those with PMLD.

2018 is the ‘Year of Young People’ and the theme of Learning Disability week is ‘Generations’ so we are focusing this year on raising awareness among our future social workers, medical professionals, carers and educators. To tie in with this, PAMIS have created information packs, assisted by students on placement, which can be downloaded below or posted to you if you would prefer. We would be very grateful if you would display this information on a notice board within your building so that as many people as possible have the opportunity to read it and find out more about one of the most marginalised groups in our society.

We are also asking libraries to display the packs so that we can reach members of the public who might never come across someone with PMLD. Look out for information in a library near you!

We also have a fantastic short film which we’d like you to share if possible on Profound Impact Day, either in public spaces – or with small groups perhaps over lunchtime. The abridged version is around 17 minutes, so may be the best choice. Both versions can be downloaded below.

There will be an event at the Central Library in Dundee on Profound Impact Day. Alongside a ‘Voice and Visuals’ display and art exhibition, we will be screening our abridged ‘Profound’ film on a loop so please pop in and see us. We will be running two panels- 12pm and 1pm so there will be the opportunity to hear from parents and experts about PMLD and how we can work together to increase accessibility and inclusion through design and a greater understanding of the needs and challenges of this groups and their families and carers. There will also be staff on hand to answer questions. Everyone is welcome. Check out our access guide to this event here. 

Please download our campaign logos and share them on social media.

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 Profound Impact – pack for display boards

Here are the links to our Profound films:
Full (30min) version:  http://pamis.org.uk/news/news/amazing-film-on-profound/

abridged (17min)version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ekhpi-g8gDQ

Please use the #ProfoundImpact tag when sharing on social media. We would love to see photos of your PMLD display!

Thank you for your support.