Relationships and sexuality

The Relationships and Sexuality Project in the North West offers a combination of direct work with young disabled people and training to parents and carers, professionals, other organisations and local authorities about relationship and sexual issues for disabled young people.

It is aimed at young disabled people aged 13-25 offers a chance for them to talk and answer questions about sex and relationships. It is also a great opportunity for young people to make new friends.

How does the service work?For disabled young people:

Our staff and volunteers run a Relationships and Sexuality group once a month for a group of up to 12 young disabled people. Topics covered are chosen and led by the young people including appropriate behaviour, sexual health, friendships etc.

For parents and carers of, and professionals working with disabled young people:

Our staff run tailored training sessions for parents and carers, professionals, other organisations and local authorities on a commissioning basis.

Who is the service for?

Disabled young people plus parents and carers of, and professionals working with disabled young people.

When is it on?One Monday evening per month for the young persons group. Contact the project co-ordinator for actual dates and times.

Training for parents and carers of, and professionals working with disabled young people is arranged according to the needs of the particants.

How to access this service

For disabled young people:

Contact the project co-ordinator who will meet the young person to complete a referral form and to discuss their individual requirements. Contact can be initated by the young person, their parent or carer or a professional.

For parents and carers of, and professionals working with disabled young people:

Contact the project co-ordinator to discuss your training requirements.


Contact

Project co-ordinator: Tracy Ryan on 07584 702026

  

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