News and blogs
Find out more about our work and what we get up to, by reading our news and blogs.
A sister's point of view on learning disability dating scene
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.Read more
Katie...finding love through a dating agency
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.Read more
Mates 'n' Dates
I’m Maxine, I work at Guideposts co-ordinating Mates 'n' Dates, our friendship and dating scheme for adults with learning disabilities in Oxfordshire.Read more
Sex, love and citizenship
Love is one of the seven keys to citizenship, Dr Simon Duffy, Centre for Welfare Reform.Read more
Daniel and Angela - building a relationship
Supported Loving is about highlighting the importance of good support to help people with learning disabilities to have loving relationships. This becomes even more important for staff working with people with more complex needs around relationships, sexuality and intimacy.Read more
Josephine and Jack - relationships and sex
Josephine and Jack are a unique approach to supporting people with learning disabilities to talk about relationships and sex.Read more
What is Supported Loving?
In 2009 Choice Support sponsored me to start a PhD. I understood then that the amount of work involved meant that I would be thinking of little else for years, so I knew I had to choose a topic that was important to me.Read more