Supported Loving toolkit

Making friends

Making Friends Supported Loving Toolkit

People with learning disabilities can often be socially isolated and sometimes struggle to make friends.

References

Suzan Collins (2010) Supporting Relationships and Friendships: A workbook for Social Care Workers Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Kate E Reynolds (2018) What are…relationships? A book for young people with autism, developmental and intellectual disabilities KER Ltd.

Kate E Reynolds (2018) What is…personal space? A book for young people with autism, developmental and intellectual disabilities KER Ltd.

Kate Ripley (2019) Exploring Friendships, Puberty and Relationships: A Programme to help children and young people on the autism spectrum to cope with challenges of adolescence.

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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

What is Supported Loving?

For people with learning disabilities finding love is often more than just chemistry – it can come down to getting the right support from your staff.

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Supported Loving network

Supported Loving is not a formal membership organisation. Anyone can take part, it is free.

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