Supported Loving Website

Supported Loving now has a brand new website. 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. The Supported Loving Campaign, set up by Choice Support, highlights the importance of good support in helping people with learning disabilities find love.

The new website has regular podcasts from people with learning disabilities, service providers, professionals and the Supported Loving Team to discussion important topics such as sex and relationships for people with learning disabilities. The blog includes many voices and stories from being transgender, what love is, life in the LBGTI LD community, how families and parents can help, finding love and lots more!

Supported Loving also invite you to join their network, made up of organisations and individuals who are passionate about improving good support for adults with learning disabilities. Join here and find out more about the network.

The Big Learning Disability Survey.

Mencap are inviting people with a learning disability to take part in the first national survey of people with a learning disability in 15 years!The survey offers the chance for people with a learning disability to share their experiences and what’s important to them, including sections on friendships and relationships as well as health, employment and inclusion. It was fully co-produced by people with a learning disability and the findings will be shared later in the summer.

Take part in this important survey here. 

For more information, Easy Read FAQs, supporter guidelines and the Welsh language version of the survey visit here, and if you would like any more information or have any questions you can email the Research team at:

REQUEST FOR SUPPORT: to lead a pilot project across the South of England to support the development of the non-specialist learning disability workforce when working with people who have a learning disability

The South regional Health Education England (HEE) Intellectual Disabilities programme wishes to appoint a suitably skilled, experienced and qualified collaborative supplier to develop and lead a pilot project aimed at supporting the development of the non-specialist Learning Disability workforce to achieve better outcomes when working with people who have a Learning Disability.

Find out more here