This also goes for people with learning disabilities, and for it to happen their sexuality must be acknowledged.They need support to allow them the opportunity to form and develop relationships, and they should be empowered with the tools they need to consent to sexual relationships.They match people interested in forming relationships and support them on their first date.Stars in the Sky, one of the first to be set up, by two women with learning disabilities, is now unfortunately closing due to financial constraints.Not only do these beliefs hold people with learning disabilities back from relationships, they also infringe on their human right to privacy and a family life, as outlined in Article 8 of the Human Rights Act 1998.
People with learning disabilities, like everyone else, have a need for affectionate and intimate relationships.
Chido Ndadzungira does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.
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