Our Love Life project is working with partners across Europe to develop a training programme on relationships and sexuality led by trainers with a learning disability.
1 September 2016 – 31 August 2019. Funded by Erasmus+.
The Love Life project has been awarded a total of €368,660 from the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme to cover work over three years.
The Love Life project will:
- Develop a training programme on relationships and sexuality aimed at supporting staff and family carers across Europe.
- Train people with a learning disability as co-trainers to deliver this training.
- Hold an information event in Wales to share the products that the project will develop.
The project will benefit from the expertise of six partner organisations across Europe:
- Austria: Salzburg University of Education Stefan Zweig. A higher education college in Salzburg for the training of teachers who have developed and delivered training on these issues for special needs teachers.
- Belgium: The European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) will contribute research activity and disseminate information about the project.
- France: Papillons Blancs. A service provider who supports over 1300 people in Dunkirk. They have taken a particular interest in these issues and have developed a resource pack and DVD that has been distributed across France.
- Germany: WFB Mainz. An organisation that provides day services for a total of 580 children and adults. In 2015 they created ‘Liebelle’, an information and counselling centre for people with disabilities, family carers and support staff.
- Netherlands: Parmeijer. A major service provider supporting 4500 people in the Rotterdam and Southern Netherlands region. They are an innovative organisation, have a track record of developing training programmes and have a small team of staff providing support to individuals on these issues.
- Slovenia: CUDV Draga. A major service provider in the Draga region employing 450 staff with a substantial track record of providing support on these topics through trained psychologists and other trained staff.
Love Life will also complement and bring added value to related activity about life in the community that we are committed to as part of our Valued Lives project, and the Working Together with Parents project .