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Conversation About Love

Starting the conversation

Published on 12.10.2017
by Gillian Leno

Gillian Leno, intimate relationships teacher, writer and researcher, writes about the lasting impact of collaborative work.

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Love is real, real is love

Published on 03.10.2017
by Christian Buchan, Choice Support

We should all be made aware that regardless of age, disability and race, everyone needs love and relationships in their life. In the words of John Lennon “love is real, real is love".

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Why accessible information is important for healthy relationships

Published on 30.08.2017
by Change

CHANGE, a leading human rights organisation, says sex education is needed for everyone.

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I haven't always been in a happy relationship

Published on 16.08.2017
by Vicky Buckingham

Sadly, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of people with disabilities who are married.

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Pride in LGBT relationships

Published on 10.07.2017
by Dr Claire Bates

Learning Disability Today publishes blog by Dr Claire Bates on LGBT Pride.

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The importance of Supported Loving

Published on 15.06.2017
by Sue Turner, NDTi

I attended my first Supported Loving event last week. What a great day. Sexual relationships are an important part of most people’s lives, but for people with learning disabilities this is often not the case.

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Finding a sex worker

Published on 05.06.2017
by Lady Verdin Trust

A woman who needs support wants to find a sex worker. What are the safety implications for everyone involved?

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Leanne and David

Published on 15.05.2017
by Leanne and David

Leanne and David explain what good relationship support means to them.

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A sister's point of view on learning disability dating scene

Published on 02.05.2017
by Jessica's sister

I’m Helena, sister and founder of Happily friendship and dating agency. I want to share my personal experiences from the learning disability dating scene and why I have decided to launch my own agency, Happily.

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Katie...finding love through a dating agency

Published on 18.04.2017
by Katie

I first joined Mates 'n' Dates about a year ago. Mates 'n' Dates help people with learning disabilities to meet others and form a friendship or relationship - whatever your heart desires, basically.

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Mates 'n' Dates

Published on 10.04.2017
by Maxine Hemmings

I’m Maxine, I work at Guideposts co-ordinating Mates 'n' Dates, our friendship and dating scheme for adults with learning disabilities in Oxfordshire.

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Sex, love and citizenship

Published on 23.03.2017
by Dr Simon Duffy

Love is one of the seven keys to citizenship, Dr Simon Duffy, Centre for Welfare Reform.

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