Rights and Relationships for People with Learning Disabilities


Course information:

This course looks at the Human Rights Act, The Equality Act and Mental Capacity Act in relation to supporting individuals with learning disabilities with relationships and the law. It includes strategies for  support around people who are Gay, Lesbian or Transgender.

Participants will explore the law and how it how it effects their working relationship with people in care and support.  The programme will explore, through the medium of real life case studies, critical decision-making processes, in supporting people with their human rights with regards to relationships and sexuality, balanced alongside adult safeguarding issues and concerns.

Designed for and with Shropshire Joint Training Team we are confident this is a course that will resolve many issues for people working in social and health care support in this area.

Who should attend?

Support workers, home managers, ROVI’s, Learning Disability Nurses, Social Workers working with people who have learning disabilities and other related professionals

Course Deliver:

Will be by a series of PowerPoint presentations and some group work


Mark Gray is a learning disability nurse specialising in complex needs, particularly sensory loss.

Mark has worked extensively with a wide client group of people with complex needs including people with dementia, Deafblindness and multiple disabilities. prior to running Mark Gray Associates, Mark was head of regional services for Deafblind UK and the national training research and development officer for the RNIB in Multiple Disability.

When Mark is not training, Mark Gray Associates supports a wide range of disabled people and their Personal Assistants who use continuing health care budgets and self-directed support to receive services in their own homes.


  • Available in-house for 20 people at a cost of £600 +VAT and travel  for 20 people

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