Supported Loving toolkit


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Overcoming barriers isn’t easy for people with a disability who identify as LGBTQ+. A lack of confidence and a lack of communication skills can leave people vulnerable.

Since coming out as Transgender 2buWakefield have helped me to improve my relationship with others and make new friends #asafeplacetobeyou Charlotte, 2buWakefield Member


2BU Wakefield

2BU Wakefield runs a monthly social group meeting every second Thursday in the month for adults with a learning disability who identify a LGBTQ+ in the Wakefield, West Yorkshire and surrounding areas.

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Various resources in one place

Secret loves, hidden lives?

A summary of what people with learning difficulties said about being gay, lesbian or bisexual.

Resources from SCIE

Resources from SCIE - barriers faced by disabled people, including people with learning disabilities, who use support .

LGBTQ+ guidance - a resource for staff

LGBTQ+ guidance a resource for staff was written by Jon Dennison from Choice Support who set up rainbow friends

CHANGE Easier Read booklet

Lesbian gay bisexual and trans’ booklet in easy words with line drawings (costs £6.99 or whole sex and relationships pack (5 booklets)

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Supported Loving toolkit

The Supported Loving network has produced a series of guides to help support people with learning disabilities with issues around sex and relationships.

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What is Supported Loving?

Supported Loving is a campaign set up by Choice Support to highlight the importance of good support in helping people with learning disabilities find love.

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Supported Loving network

Become a member and make Supported Loving a priority for people with learning disabilities.

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