Earlier this year I had a really interesting opportunity to work alongside one of Brandon’s graduate trainees in co-producing some guidance that we hope will prove useful to people we support, their families, friends, and Brandon frontline staff.
Research has shown that only 3% of people with a learning disability live as a couple, compared to 70% of the general adult population*. In this honest and open blog, our Involvement Assistant, Beth, tells of her search for love and the challenges she faces.
Many of the people with learning disabilities who we support here at Marshfields cannot read or write. They measure the passing of time by the changing seasons and celebrations and festivals - birthdays, Easter, Bonfire Night, Halloween and, of course, Christmas.