The Supported Loving campaign is capturing interest from many different people. Read what people have been saying in their blogs.
All you need is love Sam Sly, Regulation, Health, and Social Care Consultant reflects on peoples right to love and citizenship.
Love is not a luxury Dr Erin Ferguson's research explores how people with learning disabilities can access the messy, fun, exciting and frightening world where love is not a luxury - 4th December 2017
Relationships are for everyone Dr Claire Bates discusses online dating for people with learning disabilties in her blog published by LDT - 31st October 2017
Third Supported Loving network notes Read notes from the third network meeting which took place on 5th October 2017. They contain useful links to those in the Supported Loving network - 26th October 2017
Pride in LGBT relationships Dr Claire Bates writes on celebrating and supporting LGBT pride in her Learning Disability Today blog - 29th June 17
Sex and relationships Mother of a 21 year old daughter with a learning disabilty, Liz Wilson from Dimensions, would love to start the conversation about sex and relationships with families. - 21st June 17
The importance of supported loving After Sue Turner from NDTi attended her first Supported Loving event what struck her was "...people wanted a safe space to talk about relationships and sex – not to be kept safe from them." - 15th June 2017
Finding a sex worker A woman supported by The Lady Verdin Trust asks if she could be supported to find a sex worker - 5th June 2017
Leanne and David Leanne and David explain what good relationship support means to them - 15th May 2017
Research unpacked Dr Claire Bates shares more of her PhD research findings in her latest blog for Learning Disability Today - April 2017
Katie...finding love through a dating agency Katie describes how finding love has changed her life. "Since joining Mates 'n' Dates, my depression has improved I do not feel alone...Above all I feel loved." - 18th April 2017
Mates 'n' Dates Maxine Hemmings, Co-ordinator at the dating agency, Mates 'n' Dates: "many people with learning disabilities want friends and maybe a partner too..." - 10th April 2017
Sex, love and citizenship Dr Simon Duffy from the Centre for Welfare Reform has expanded his six keys to citizenship to include love. "Without love we are nothing" - 21st March 2017
Daniel and Angela - building a relationship Sue Deeley from Gettalife tells Daniel and Angela's story showing that good support around relationships, sexuality and intimacy becomes even more important for people with more complex needs - 13th March 2017
Josephine and Jack Clare Morgan from the Josephine and Jack Project writes about a unique approach to supporting people with learning disabilities to talk about relationships and sex - 2nd March 2017.
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