Learning disabilities, the third sector and relationships [Podcast] EP53

Robert Watts, Mairi-Therese Gilfedder, Andrew Hiddleston, Mojca Becaj

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The third sector plays a vital role in supporting people with learning disabilities in Scotland. In this episode, we explore the impact of a charitable organisation based in Edinburgh and the Lothians, called get2gether. As well as discussing the role of the third sector, we hear about the work that get2gether does and the wider issues it addresses: social isolation, relationships and sexual health for people with learning disabilities.

(01:32) What is get2gether?
(03:49) What members have learned at get2gether and why this matters.
(11:35) Sex education for people with learning disabilities.
(16:42) Why people with learning disabilities often have low expectations of relationships.
(22:32) The barriers to making progress.
(24:13) Relationships and The Keys to Life.
(28:32) What policy changes do get2gether ambassadors want to see?
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow
Media of outputOnline
Size32.6 MB
Publication statusPublished - 27 Aug 2021


  • learning disabilities
  • Scotland
  • third sector
  • charitable organisation
  • get2gether
  • sex education
  • relationships


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