Exploring intimate relationship experiences of Asian disabled women

Date: 18 March 2015

Time: 10:30 - 01:15

Venue: Race Equality Foundation, Deane House Studios, 27 Greenwood Place, London, NW5 1LB

Trainer: Race Equality Foundation

Status: Open

This event is now full. If you are interested in finding out more about the work, please email Ratna Dutt.

Exploring intimate relationship experiences of Asian disabled women
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There is a dearth of evidence on intimate relationships of disabled people in general and disabled women in particular. This is even more pronounced in relation to black and minority ethnic disabled women.

There is evidence, particularly relating to the Government’s wellbeing agenda, which suggests that social relationships can have a positive impact on wellbeing, particularly those that are intimate in nature.

The Race Equality Foundation has recently completed a small study exploring the intimate relationships experiences of Asian disabled women. We looked at the impact of relationships such as such as marriage, civil or other partnerships and cohabitation.

By using a combination of methods, we gathered the views of Asian disabled women to:

  • add to the knowledge base on the experiences of Asian disabled women in forming and maintaining intimate relationships
  • help identify policy implications for service providers in relation to Asian disabled women and the wellbeing agenda.

This seminar will present the research and provide an opportunity to discuss the findings.

Draft Programme

  • 10.30: Registration
  • 11.00: Welcome and introduction to report: Ratna Dutt, CEO
  • 11.15: Women’s voices
  • 11.45: Representative from Public Health England: how can the findings influence change?
  • 12.00: Representative from NHS England:  how can the findings influence change?
  • 12.15: Discussion
  • 13.15: Lunch
  • 14.00: Close