One of our trustees, Professor Claire de Than is setting up a channel which will feature small films featuring members enjoying each other’s company and discussions around dating and relationships between disabled people.
This online magazine is put together with pieces by members. It is very popular and brings us all together, encouraging peer support. It has taken over the Aunty Tuppy page which appeared monthly in Disability Horizons.
We are proud to announce the arrival of our new website providing disabled men and women with – at last – a reliable resouce to learn about how to enjoy a happy sexual life.
This is being written by sexually experienced disabled people and those who support them, including care workers, sex workers, enablers aand others. We are only half way there but wanted to go live to encourage other experts to write for us.
Once again at the Backyard Comedy Club in Bethnal Green, East London. There will be lunch, the famous Tactile Fashion Show (models welcome), Life Drawing with the infamous Mouse and a discussion on how to cope with anxiety. We may even have some dancing!
It was wonderful to be told this, after running the club for almost four decades ! We have survived transitions from handwriting to typing to emails, a website etc. We still receive letters from elderly disabled people who we reply to, telling them about our lunches local to them. We are now looking into digital ways to send Birthday e-cards to all members.
We are impressed with the peer support which goes on in the Outsiders Outsiders Club, especially for members with progressive conditions who are,like our strapline says, aiming to live their lives to the full
We are planning to launch our new website, www.School-of-Sex.info shortly and are very proud of it because it contains unique insight into how disabled people can enjoy sensuality, sexual pleasure, relationships and love.
A little band of members who don’t have family commitments will be chatting to other members on their own on Christmas day, so they can feel loved and less lonely. We hope it works!
Changing places is an initiative to ‘encourage’ public venues to provide accessible toilets and spaces that cater for all the differing needs of ppl with disabilities. Currently, by law, a disabled toilet is provided but these are are often unusable by a large number of people. For example: those who need hoisting, changing or even just a bit more room around the toilet for their wheelchair. Also I find it well annoying when the bars are in the wrong place or the toilet flush is on the wrong side of the toilet and I can’t reach it! Changing places is an important initiative because it aims to change this and improve current facilities which will enable people with disabilities to go out without worries about continence issues. I’ve used some of their toilet facilities and they are fantastic some of them even include showers!