Supported Loving toolkit

Supporting friendships

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Whilst Supported Loving mainly focusses on intimate relationships, we also recognise that friendship can be a stepping stone to romance.


Friendship: A practical guide

101 Ways to make friends

101 Ways to make friends by Aaron Johannes

What are... Relationships?: A book for young people with autism, developmental and intellectual disabilities

Making Friends

Making friends book by Sheila Hollins and Terry Roth at Books Beyond Words

Friends; Connecting people with disabilities and community members

Friends Action North East

Overcoming loneliness

Zacks story- an animation about how to overcome loneliness by United Response

Friendships can be tricky

Friendships can be tricky - a film about the difference between unhealthy and healthy friendships by Norfolk Adult Safeguarding Board

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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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