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Sexuality and relationships

Sexuality and Relationships Panel

Friendships and relationships are an important part of everyone's life, including people with learning disabilities.

If you have a learning disability, or you know someone who does, then Mencap can help you find the right advice and support about sexuality and relationships. 

We know this can sometimes be an awkward thing to talk about. 

But people with a learning disability have the same rights as anyone else to express their sexuality and have personal and sexual relationships if they want to.  

Easy read quick guides 




What is a relationship? Can people with a learning disability have a relationship?



Frequently asked questions 

People who get good relationship and sex education have a better sexual understanding, better sexual health, and are less at risk of being sexually abused.  

The Mencap website has an excellent FAQ section that helps provide answers to common questions. 

You can also contact their Learning Disability Helpline by calling 0808 808 1111.


    Plymouth's Local Offer is organised into four main categories covering the following age ranges:

     Plymouth Local Offer homepage



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