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.My research explores the views and experiences of women with learning disabilities on sexual relationships and as part of my Ph D I gave them a platform to talk openly about this taboo subject. look how long I will be in my 50s and then 60s and I am thinking I don’t want to be in the same situation … I want somebody to settle down and spend the rest of my life with.
Whispers4u have teamed up with the producers of Channel 4’s documentary about disabled people looking for love - "The Undateables"! If you are interested and want to know more please email to [email protected] - Make sure you mention Whispers4when you speak to them!I interviewed 16 women with mild to moderate learning disabilities who were members of Stars in the Sky, a pioneering dating agency that you might recognise from the Channel 4’s Undateables. The social networks that many people take for granted are often restricted for people with learning disabilities and they find it hard to engage or access social activities where they can meet people and possibly form relationships.The challenge, however, is getting the right support. But there should be a balance between protecting people from abuse and enabling them to get into relationships, otherwise people are denied their right to do so.At Soulful Encounters' disabled dating and community Web site, disabled individuals find real support, compassion, and friendship through our disabled community and disabled dating Web site.The name Soulful Encounters and the hearts logo are a constant reminder of this Web site's primary mission -- to provide a place where the medically, mentally and physically disabled can nourish their souls and awaken their hearts.In 2016 we were a nominated finalist at the prestigious online dating industry, i Date Awards ceremony For a small upgrade price, we also offer live audio and webcam video chat with our disabled members.Our matching software will actively promote members to you based on the quality of your profile.If you want Gay Disabled Dating then we also have hundreds of disabled gay men on our database.Simply select "Male seeking Male" on our easy registration form!Unfortunately for many people with learning disabilities, this is just a dream.Although they may want to be in a relationship, they are often faced with barriers and challenges that prevent them finding what many take for granted.