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CQC responds to plea for guidance on relationships

Published on 21.02.2019
by Choice Support

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have just published their new guidance on relationships and sexuality after listening to self-advocates with learning disabilities and Supported Loving.

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We're outstanding

Published on 15.02.2019
by Choice Support

We are proud to announce that we have achieved an overall outstanding rating from the CQC for our domiciliary support in the South East.

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Safe Soulmate – a new dating agency

Published on 13.02.2019
by Christine O’Neil and Vicky Baddeley

Do you want to make new friends or find a loving partner? Are you an adult with learning disabilities or autism, living in Cambridgeshire? You may be interested in a new dating agency, called Safe Soulmate.

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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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