Supported Loving webinars
Watch all our Supported Loving webinars here, where we discuss good support around sex and relationships for people with learning disabilities.
Webinar 7: Should I tell them that? - Developing relationship and sex education (RSE) for people you support
This webinar helps you to explore key themes and prepare for successful delivery of inclusive, reflective and responsive RSE, tailored to the needs of people you support. The two presenters and their contact details are:
Nigel Hodges - Nigel worked as a community learning disability nurse for 31+ years and is now semi-retired. He currently works with young men and adults with learning disabilities in school, college or work environments, either individually or in groups around their relationship and sexuality issues, as well as offering support and training for the staff who support them.
Gillian Leno - Gill leads a full-time RSE provision in a specialist college, developing and delivering RSE for a wide range of people, including her students (young adults aged 16-25) and their parents, as well as training and supporting staff. She is responsible for safeguarding and passionate about ensuring that this is proactive, i.e. that people are prepared.
Webinar 6: Domestic abuse project run by women with learning disabilities and/or autism
Us Too is a project about domestic abuse run by women with learning disabilities and/or autism. The Us Too team have been teaching other women with similar support needs about how to stay safe in their relationships. They've also been using their own experience to teach professionals about how domestic abuse affects women with learning disabilities/autism. In the autumn they will be working with domestic abuse services on how to become more accessible.
Us Too is funded by Comic Relief and run by ARC England
Webinar 5: Contraception explained
In this series of three webinars Claire Lightley from Lightley Consulting will explain three different methods of contraception: 1. LARC 2. Other hormonal methods and 3. Barrier methods, and answer some of the most common questions about them. These webinars can be used with people with learning disabilities and/or autism to help explain about different types of contraception methods there are and this can help people decide what options would best suit them.
For further questions please contact Claire Lightley.
Webinar 4: Developing an inclusive organisational relationship and sexuality policy and procedure, including an easy read version
Sue Sharples, Director of the U-Night Group, along with Daniel Hall and Becky Gammon from Voice for All in Lancashire, will share their experience of developing an organisational sexuality and relationship policy and procedure, including an easy read version. They will talk about why this is important, what to include and who to involve.
Webinar 3: Delivering a group education programme on relationships for people with learning disabilities
Moyra Finch, Community Nurse Practitioner from Hertfordshire Partnerships NHS Trust talks about some of the resources that she uses to deliver a 13 week education programme on relationships for people with learning disabilities. Moyra goes over each session individually, outlining the content, how the sessions work, and how they can be adapted for different skill levels. She also talks about forming the group, how people are chosen, and the assessments that are carried out before and following attendance.
Any questions? If you want to get in touch with Moyra
Webinar 2: Delivering sex and relationships education to adults with learning disabilities
Claire Lightley from Lightley Consulting will talk about some of the resources that are available to buy to support people with learning disabilities around relationships and sex education. She will talk through some of the most popular ones, what they have in them and how to use them.
Webinar 1: Setting up a dating agency with Meet N Match
Claire Bates, Supported Loving talks to network member Meet N Match, which is a friendship and dating agency for adults with a learning disability. Or find out more from Meet N Match.