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Saturday 16 November 2019
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Paul and Pam McCann
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Easy read information page on marriage and civil partnerships

This easy read webpage created by Oxfordshire County Council has basic information on rights to marriage and civil partnerships, where you can get married and how to go about getting married.

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Am I being forced to marry?

Am I Being Forced to Marry? This easy read booklet, produced by Respond, aims to help people with learning disabilities understand their rights in relation to marriage and the law, and find support if they have been forced to marry.

“Am I Being Forced to Marry” guide: The guide gives advice on what to be aware of if you are supporting a person with a learning disability to use the booklet.

View the easy read booklet >

View the guide > 

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Forced marriage and learning disabilities: Multi-Agency Practice Guidelines

These practice guidelines have been developed to assist professionals encountering cases of forced marriage of people with learning disabilities.

The guidelines start from the premise that all people with a learning disability who have capacity to consent, and who are of a legal age, can marry should they decide that they wish to do so; indeed they should be supported in this if it is their wish.

View the guidelines >

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Easy read leaflets on maternity

A collection of easy read leaflets on the subject of maternity, free to download from the Easy Health website. There are also links to useful resources which you can buy.

View the leaflets >

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Easy read leaflets on parenting

A collection of easy read leaflets on the subject of parenting, free to download from the Easy Health website. There are also links to useful resources which you can buy.

View the leaflets >

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Helping parents with learning difficulties to speak up

This easy read leaflet is aimed at parents with learning disabilities and is all about the role that an advocate can play in helping parents to speak up.

This leaflet has been produced by the Plain Facts Team at the Norah Fry Research Centre.

View the leaflet >

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Mencap’s Making the Difference + project

Making the Difference + aims to provide training to medical professionals about the antenatal and postnatal needs of parents with a learning disability, and to increase the level of support parents receive.

Find out more about the project >

Download the report 'Inclusive support for parents with a learning disability' > 

Download an easy read version of the report >


National best practice in independent advocacy for parents with learning disabilities 

This is a free resource developed by CHANGE that can be downloaded from their website

Download the report from the CHANGE website >

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CHANGE Parenting books

My Pregnancy, My Choice: this easy read book covers all aspects of ante-natal care – from knowing when you are pregnant, foetal development, problems during pregnancy to the first days with your baby.

You and Your Baby 0-1: this easy read book covers feeding, hygiene, safety, teething, health checks and managing baby’s routines. Health professionals can use the book to support parents with learning disabilities to take care of their growing baby.

You and Your Little Child 1-5: this easy read book covers nutrition & healthy eating, making meals, hygiene, setting routines such as potty training, bathing and bedtime, learning through play, going to nursery and how to develop positive parenting skills and support good behaviour in young children. There is also a comprehensive section on keeping children safe – in the home and outside.

Buy the book from the CHANGE website >

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What is abortion?

This easy read factsheet, produced by Mencap, gives basic information on abortion for people with a learning disability.

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If you can recommend any information about people with learning disabilities that would be useful to others, please let us know at enquiries@bild.org.uk

Left: Paul and Pam McCann spoke about their marriage at BILD's Undateable? Not me! conference in Edinburgh in November 2013