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. Research shows that, like everyone else, people with learning disabilities want a loving relationship with a partner. Yet in the UK just 3% of people with learning disabilities live as part of a couple, compared to 70% of the general population.
Choice Support funded Quality Analyst Dr Claire Bates to complete a doctorate researching why it is that forming and maintaining relationships is so hard for people with learning disabilities. Supported Loving was set up in response to the findings.
Learning Disability England is hosting a free webinar with Rachel Fox (Customer Engagement Manager, Advance Housing and Support) and Claire Bates (founder of Supported Loving, Choice Support) who will discuss the importance of good support in making and maintaining relationships, focusing on relationships for people with learning disabilities.
Claire will give an overview of the research behind the Supported Loving campaign and its work so far, while Rachel provides the perspective of an organisation passionate about putting it into practice – the successes, the challenges and overcoming barriers.
This webinar is free and runs from 10-11am on 27th April. To find out more and register visit Learning Disability England.