Available courses

Bereavement and Loss

This course will enable you to better support people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) through the grieving process and better support parents who have been long term carers for people with PMLD. 

Storytelling is one of our oldest art forms. It stimulates the imagination and builds a sense of community between tellers and listeners. It is
exploratory, therapeutic and empowering.  Storytelling connects people and communities.  On our courses  you will learn the importance of the storytelling space and hear how multi-sensory stories help people to engage, communicate, connect and have fun. You will learn how multi-sensory Storytelling offers a versatile, educational, therapeutic and fun opportunity for both the storyteller and the listener.
People are at the heart of  the PAMIS  Spirit of Stories courses  and  the courses are designed to help you to explore multi-sensory storytelling creatively. You will gain skills and confidence that will enable you to create stories that will help you connect with the people you care for.


The PAMIS team can support families, of people with PMLD, to create and develop their own Digital Passports. We are also offering training and development for these resources within your own health or social care organisation.

PAMILOO is a Mobile Changing Places Toilet, and the first in Scotland. The PAMILOO can be used by families and used at leisure events held by PAMIS to provide fully accessible toileting facilities. Find out how to use the vehicle and equipment safely.

Implementing postural care can maintain or improve body shape and physical ability. This can be achieved by having carers skilled and supported in using good positioning techniques and appropriate equipment.

This area is our support network for champions, trainers and facilitators.

People with a PMLD are more likely to experience invasive healthcare procedures than the general population, and these should be undertaken in such a way that takes into account the particular needs of the individual. The aim of this toolkit is to provide those caring for someone who has profound and multiple disabilities with information, research and resources to work towards that taking place. It is a living document and you are invited to contribute examples of good practice, research, case studies and personal experiences.