Supported Loving toolkit

Sexuality and gender identity

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Everyone has the right to information about gender and sexuality and to get good support to express themselves.


You Being You

Mencap have created an animated video and some resources about gender identity, gender expression, sexuality and celebrating you being you. They did this with the help of Gendered Intelligence.

This includes:

LGBTQ+ social groups for people with learning disabilities

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LGBTQ+ an Easy Read guide

LGBTQ+ an Easy Read guide by CHANGE

"I didn’t even know what bisexual was," BBC Ouch podcast

The unique challenges that come with having a learning disability and being LGBTQ+ featuring Supported Loving. Listen here

Transgender Easy Read Guide

Transgender Easy Read Guide created by CMG with Choice Support and Change.

What is transgender?

An easy read guide for people with learning disabilities

The Rainbow Support Group Guidebook for LGBTQ+ & Intellectual Disabilities

Written by LGBTQ+ self-advocates leaders based on interviews with LGBTQ+ adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities from across the United States. The guidebook includes: Information about gender and sexuality, quotes and personal stories, advice on how to support, a statement of human rights, tips for sex educators, letter to families and friends and resources and handouts

Care Under the Rainbow

Online learning materials and films for making care homes more inclusive for older LGBT+ people in England and Wales

The Autistic Trans Guide to Life

The Autistic Trans Guide to Life - This essential survival guide gives autistic trans and/or non-binary adults all the tools and strategies they need to live as their very best self.

LGBTQI+ Disabled People using Self-Directed Support

LGBTQI+ Disabled People using Self-Directed Support by SCIE

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Supported Loving toolkit

The Supported Loving network has produced a series of guides to help support people with issues surrounding sexuality and relationships.

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What Is Supported Loving

What is Supported Loving?

For some people finding love is often more than just chemistry – it can come down to getting the right support

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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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