Supported Loving in the Guardian
The Guardian publishes article about Supported Loving, and the 'human right' to have loving relationships.
Saba Salman (Guardian) writes about the Supported Loving campaign, founded to help people with learning disabilities get the support they need to have intimate loving relationships.
Pam Bebbington, a consultant at self-advocacy charity My Life My Choice (MLMC), says many of her learning disabled peers struggle with relationships. “Finding the right person is hard. Parents and carers can get in the way and curfews [such as in supported housing], money and travelling all make it difficult.” She says care staff must “allow people to have a relationship and encourage them to do so”.
Claire Bates (Choice Support) founder of Supported Loving says “it is people’s human right to have a relationship. It shouldn’t be a ‘nice to have’..."
You can read the whole of Saba's article on line here.