A Collaborative Sexuality and Relationships Toolkit – made by members for members

By Dr. Claire Bates As Supported Loving’s Founder I often get asked for advice on a vast variety of topics relating to sexuality and disability. I love to help wherever I can however I know that I am often not the expert on the topic they want advice on. My background is as an academic researcher … Continue reading A Collaborative Sexuality and Relationships Toolkit – made by members for members

Mapping the gap between our vision and public thinking on social care

Ahead of the upcoming Social Care Future gathering in Manchester, some thoughts to prompt thinking about what our own story is and how that differs from the one told to, thought about and understood by the general public.  This is based on the limited evidence available and requires further research and testing.  It has been … Continue reading Mapping the gap between our vision and public thinking on social care

There may be a ‘crisis in care’ but communities are showing how to tackle it

By Rhys Davies When I sat for the early screening of BBC Panorama’s “Crisis in Care” two-part documentary I have to admit to being more than a little nervous. For 10 months BBC reporter Alison Holt and crew were given permission to film all aspects of Somerset’s strained care system. As the coordinator of the … Continue reading There may be a ‘crisis in care’ but communities are showing how to tackle it

Networked!

By Karyn Kirkpatrick, Keyring KeyRing is a Crowd funder! Well, we have always been sharers and keen to support new ventures for our Members and the wider community, but this is a bit different. Last month KeyRing Trustees committed £15k of our reserves to #Social Care Future to tell a different story about social care … Continue reading Networked!