SWAD is a training organisation, specialising in the area of disability and sex.
As a newly disabled woman in 2007, Lorraine Stanley, hunted high and low for support and guidance on the subject of sex and disability, and found very little accessible help. Lorraine decided to be pro-active, and ran several sex and disability discussion groups at her local independent living centre.
Positive feedback received from delegates at her group sessions, made it clear that the subject would require more research. Results showed that health and social care professionals had a lack of knowledge and understanding of the obstacles faced by people with disabilities; when it comes to a fulfilling intimate and sexual life - solo or otherwise.
The need for SWAD reflects the need for a professional, business approach to fill the gap between the requirements of the Disabled Community, and what is currently being offered by service providers. We believe that sex is something that can be openly discussed, and should not be swept under the carpet.
SWAD grew from the seeds of a community project into the training organisation it is today, primarily covering Dorset and surrounding areas.
Sex and disability is our favourite topic, and we are always happy to chat about it. We would love you to join in our conversation!
Disability, Sexual Expression & Safeguarding.
How to support your staff.
Thursday 13th January 2022
From 10:00 - 14:00
The Care Sector - A service user has asked a team member for support in arranging "intimate time". You're in charge - what do you do? CLICKING THE TEXT WILL TAKE YOU TO OUR EVENTBRITE BOOKING PAGE
Another award during 2020 for SWAD.
Thank you Corporate Vision.
people talk about our events
“Professional, approachable and pragmatic” – workshop participant.
“Love your work” – twitter.
"As #SRHR advocates, we should amplify the voices and views of people with disabilities in sexual health!” – twitter.
“This subject can only be covered by someone as awesomely open as Lorraine. Great work Lorraine.” - viewer of web interview.
“Was provided with an excellent, relaxing, informal environment, in which to open up and share information. A very enjoyable experience!” – delegate.
“Most informative and interesting. In addition, good fun and encouraging” – delegate.
"Thought sensual ideas excellent, shows participants sex does not have to be physical act"- delegate.
"Excellent source of information. Love to come back again!!" - delegate.
Book us for:
Seminars and Keynote Speaking
Please note that booking us as guest speakers for team meetings may require travel expenses and accommodation costs if necessary.