Groundbreaking Lambeth Mencap project praised for achieving ‘life changing’ benefits, as urgent drive to secure future funding is launched

A Lambeth Mencap project working with over 65 South London adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) has achieved ‘extremely positive and wide ranging outcomes and influences’, according to an academic evaluation of its impact.

The report on the charity’s Carousel Project, carried out by the University of Northampton, finds that the specialist supported group activities such as swimming and sensory storytelling for people with PMLD reduces social isolation and lead to health benefits for service users. Benefits included improvements in posture and mobility, communication, engagement and emotional wellbeing…

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An amazing project. I met several of it’s contributors last week at a working meeting looking at developing best practice guidelines for the care of adults with PMLD and everyone was buzzing about it. Great work.

How do I find out more about this project? The link doesn’t work!

Hi ‘emold’ - I can share a copy of the report.

I think the link may be broken as I believe Lambeth Mencap moved the report to a different location on their website!

Here is a bitly link which still works …but not directly from forum! You can’t upload files or hyperlinks to the forum

here’s full reference if not
Fergusson, A. (2016). The Carousel Project: provision by Lambeth Mencap for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities. An independent evaluation report. University of Northampton. Available to download:

Email me if problems and I can send it!