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She misses the subtilties, I help make the invisible visible: Parents' role in supporting adults with intellectual disabilities with relationships

Bates, Claire, McCarthy, Michelle, Skillman, Karen Milne, Elson, Nicola, Hunt, Siobhan, Forrester-Jones, Rachel (2021) She misses the subtilties, I help make the invisible visible: Parents' role in supporting adults with intellectual disabilities with relationships. International Journal of Care and Caring, . ISSN 2397-8821. E-ISSN 2397-883X. (doi:10.1332/239788220X16081401542782) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:87851)

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Abstract

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities often need support to develop and maintain intimate relationships; however, little is known regarding the role of family carers in this area. Focus groups were conducted with 19 family members to explore the support they provide to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to find a potential partner and any support they may have to provide to support/develop an existing relationship. Family members provided similar support in this area as support staff, including both practical and emotional support. More needs to be done to support the family members providing this support, such as access to specialist resources and advice, as well as facilitated opportunities to discuss concerns.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1332/239788220X16081401542782
Uncontrolled keywords: intellectual disabilities; relationships, support
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Women
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Michelle McCarthy
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2021 16:37 UTC
Last Modified: 07 May 2021 12:35 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/87851 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Bates, Claire: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7739-9986
McCarthy, Michelle: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1358-2516
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