News and blogs
Find out more about our work and what we get up to, by reading our news and blogs.
Making safeguarding musical?
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.Read more
The Big Meet
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.Read more
Hero Worship. Is this a positive thing?
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.Read more
What it means to be transgender
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.Read more
LGBT social groups
Social groups for people with learning disabilities who identify as LGBT are few and far between.Read more
Supported Loving - how can families help?
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.Read more
Sexuality and learning disabilities
Sexuality and Learning Disabilities is a book published by Learning Disabilities Today and edited by Choice Support's Dr Claire Bates.Read more
RESPOND – My Life, My Marriage Project
Research indicates that people with a learning disability can be forced into marriage and many cases can go unreported.Read more
The Brelade Players, a performance group in Brighton and Hove, came up with words and artwork, which was incorporated into a beautiful love poem.Read more
Is love still a taboo subject?
Mark my 23-year-old son, has always had an eye for the ladies. He wants to meet the right girl and have love and romance in his life.Read more
Opening a can of worms
LDT publishes Dr Claire Bates’ blog challenging ingrained cultural barriers to love and sex.Read more
All you need is love
The lyrics of the Beatles song say “all you need is love”. I believe that love is the central key to citizenship which is something that every one of us has a right to.Read more