Lorraine & Mike at Naidex 2015
Winner Southern Enterprise Awards 2020

About

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!

Future Events

  • Sex, Disability & the Care Act 2014.

    This is a one day course, run across two consecutive half days                Dates available soon

  • Disability, Sexual Expression & Safeguarding

    How to support your staff.                  Date & Details to be confirmed

  • Sex, Disability & the Law

    Date & Details to be confirmed.

  • Sexual Health, Human Rights & Disability

    Date & Details to be confirmed.

  • What we do & How we can help you

    A 1hr getting to know us with information as to how we can support you, your staff, and your clients.        New dates coming soon

Training Concept. The meeting at the white office table.

Another award during 2020 for SWAD.
Thank you Corporate Vision.

Corporate Coaching and Recruitment Award

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.

Jamie Black and white portrait
Jamie outside building in wheelchair

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Consultancy

Bespoke Courses

Seminars and Keynote Speaking

Open Courses

Guest Speaking
Please note that booking us as guest speakers for team meetings may require travel expenses and accommodation costs if necessary.

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