Supported Loving podcasts
Listen to Supported Loving podcasts discussing issues around sex, relationships and good support for people with learning disabilities.
To collaborate on a future podcast, get in touch with Dr Claire Bates.
If you would like to become a member of the Supported Loving network, fill out our quick sign up here. We meet a few times a year to discuss and share good practice.
Episode 10: Tanya Bullock
This is our latest Supported Loving podcast, Tanya Bullock the author of "Desperately Seeking Normal" joins us on the podcast to talk about her book exploring themes very close to our heart at Supported Loving. We talk about Jaya, a young woman with learning disabilities who is looking for love and her mum Izzy's support.
You can buy the book on kindle and paperback here
Also Tanya's novella "Homecoming" which tackles sex and love in a care home for older adults here
Episode 9: Couples during lockdown
This is our latest Supported Loving podcast, fitting with the theme of Learning Disability Week 2020. We talk to Jen and Bill, who met via Safe Soulmate, about their experiences of being a couple apart during lockdown.
Episode 8: Talking to families
Really excited to be joined by Dimensions family consultant Liz Wilson, a mother of a young woman with learning disabilities, speaking to us about how to have conversations with families about sex and relationships.
Episode 5: Answering your questions
This podcast features a Q&A from Dr Claire Bates (founder of Supported Loving), Gillian Leno (PSHE Specialist) and Sally Warren (MD of Paradigm). They answer YOUR questions from Twitter - talking families, capacity, sex workers - the lot!
Episode 4: Harmful sexual behaviour
In this episode we discuss harmful sexual behaviour among men with learning disabilities and autism. We also discuss the treatment available to support men who display this behaviour.
Contact Glynis Murphy at www.kent.ac.uk/tizard/staff/acad…/glyn_murphy.html
Episode 3: LGBTQ in Wakefield
Talking about the launch of a new LGBTQ space for people with learning disabilities in Wakefield.
Episode 2: Sex and relationships
In this interview we speak to Dr Michelle McCarthy from the Tizard Centre and the University of Kent about her extensive research in the area of sex and relationships for people with learning disabilities. Read more about her work here: www.kent.ac.uk/tizard/staff/acad…lle_mccarthy.html
Episode 1: Introducing Supported Loving
This is the first Supported Loving podcast, introducing your co-hosts Dr Claire Bates (Supported Loving founder), Sally Warren (Paradigm) and Gill Leno (Specialist SRE teacher/writer/researcher working with people with learning, physical & sensory disabilities & autism).