Working alongside people with profound and multiple learning disabilities for years has taught us that no one is too disabled to have a conversation.

In Changing Our Lives we prioritise communication, as without it we can’t access our rights and things other people take for granted are out of reach for some disabled people. Our experience and work includes:

  • On average we work with around 120 people with profound and multiple learning disabilities a year. We work alongside these individuals to plan for their future and support them and their families to achieve ordinary life expectations such as living in their own home, having a circle of friends and an active life.
  • We deliver a bi-annual training course called 'More than Words' that focuses on connecting with people and facilitating conversations. We can deliver this as in depth practice development with teams of staff showing them how to communicate in accessible ways, as well as how to have meaningful interactions with people so they can be in control of their lives and choices as much as possible.
  • We advise and train staff teams in how to produce accessible information for people with learning disabilities.