Jody Tandy is the Better Practice Lead at The Willows in Taunton. In this moving blog, she talks about the prejudice she has encountered as a lesbian.
Pride month means many things to many people.
Whatever their gender identity or sexuality, this Pride we’d like to remind people with learning disabilities and autism (and those around them) of their rights when it comes to intimate relationships.
Support workers in Chard have helped Trudi to rebuild a cherished friendship. Trudi grew up on the Falkland Islands and became good friends with Trudy. “We went to the same school and I would often catch a lift on the back of her bike because the curvature of my spine made it difficult for me to keep up with the rest of my friends” explained Trudi.
This year, Learning Disability Week is all about friendship… something we must all work hard at during the peculiar times we live in. Indeed, over three quarters of the people we support have told us that they worry about not being able to see friends and family.
At the start of National Carers Week, we’d like to share appreciation for our amazing colleagues in Discovery and Dimensions who are making such an effort to ease the impact the pandemic has on people we support.
Lockdown has made us value our relationships more than ever. On National Best Friends’ Day, we would like to celebrate the wonderful friendship between Paula (left) and Mary who we support at different locations in Frome.
The 2020 Leaders’ List is open for entries and we would like to encourage you to nominate yourself or someone you know. The Leaders’ List is a collection of stories about people with learning disabilities and/or autism which celebrates their achievements. Everyone who enters or is nominated receives a certificate and 40 winners’ stories will […]