The charter draws on the findings from two research projects. The first carried out by the Tizard Centre and the second by NDTi and My Life My Choice.
Both show how important having a relationship is and the barriers that people with learning disabilities continue to face.
Research findings have been shared at events as well as Supported Loving network meetings to ensure that the voices of people with learning disabilities were heard and included within the charter. My Life My Choice were also fundamental to its development, providing expert advice on its accessibility and content.
Together with our partners, we are calling on all organisations providing support to people with learning disabilities to share the charter widely and to pledge to uphold and respect the rights of people they support around their sexuality and relationships.
We want the charter to be used in several ways, to:
Thank you for taking the time to subscribe.