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A new TLC and Sexual Freedom Coalition Campaign is being launched to lobby local social services to change their policies on sex workers, to give disabled people rights to pay for sex.
Currently, paid support staff are forbidden to help the disabled men and women within their care to order and enjoy the (legal) services of a sex worker, in what is essentially supposed to be their own home.
Support staff have been struggling with this issue for decades now, often helping out, despite the ban. They fear that they may be sacked and then their disabled clients will be left sexually stranded.
Not only is it a scandal that disabled people are being prevented from enjoying services that other people take for granted, it is also a disgrace that their sexual rights are both discussed and dismissed by people who have no business in doing so.
This campaign is being launched at the conference Disability: Sex, Relationships and Pleasure at the Royal Society of Medicine on 13th November. See http://www.rsm.ac.uk/academ/sej101.php and www.shada.org.uk section on Conference.