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Find out more about our work and what we get up to, by reading our news and blogs.

Supported Loving Living It Up Blog

Thinking out loud

Published on 30.01.2019
by Rena Ahad (social work student)

People with learning disabilities are just like you and me....defining themselves as lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and questioning who they are sexually.

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Transgender easy read guide

Published on 29.01.2019
by Thomas Doukas, Head of Inclusive Research & Involvement

We launched a new Transgender easy read guide at the Learning Disability England conference in Manchester.

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Talking Tiles to aid communication

Published on 13.01.2019
by Adam Hunt, Innovation and Technology Manager

Technology blog: Good communication is essential and there are brilliant devices that can make life much easier.

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I’m in crisis…but you have to wait 8-12 hours

Published on 03.01.2019
by Venetia Gibbs

If a crisis is when you are a danger to yourself or others, then I think my having suicidal thoughts counts.

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Thoughts on banter

Published on 21.12.2018
by Laura Goudge

It's amazing to think in this day and age that bullying can easily be disguised as 'banter'.

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Making safeguarding musical?

Published on 31.10.2018
by Peter Oakes, Professor of Clinical Psychology

Together with Alistair Clarkson and Meta Killick, we ran a series of community music sessions to establish a culture in which relationships are more open, relaxed, positive, equal and therefore safer.

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The Big Meet

Published on 09.10.2018
by Choice Support

The Big Meet is Choice Support's event for people we support. It's full of workshops, talks and activities and is a perfect opportunity to meet more people.

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Hero Worship. Is this a positive thing?

Published on 04.10.2018
by Sue Sharples, Lancashire Friends and Relationships Group

Perhaps it’s good to have someone to look up to, whose qualities are a source of aspiration and inspiration, someone to follow, learn from and be motivated by.

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What it means to be transgender

Published on 18.09.2018
by Charlotte

The following blog was written by a person with learning disabilities, who wanted to share her experiences of how good support has helped her to live the life she has always wanted.

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LGBT social groups

Published on 03.09.2018
by Jon Dennison, Choice Support

Social groups for people with learning disabilities who identify as LGBT are few and far between.

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Supported Loving - how can families help?

Published on 15.08.2018
by Liz Wilson, Family Consultant – Dimensions

I went to speak with the Supported Loving network about a family perspective on the near taboo subject of sexual relationships between people with learning disabilities.

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Sexuality and learning disabilities

Published on 02.07.2018
by Choice Support

Sexuality and Learning Disabilities is a book published by Learning Disabilities Today and edited by Choice Support's Dr Claire Bates.

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