Sexual Lives and Respectful Relationships (SLRR)

SLRR (formerly Living Safer Sexual Lives: Respectful Relationships or LSL:RR) uses a community-driven and collaboratively developed model to deliver a peer-led relationships and sexuality program for people with disabilities in local communities. It was developed in collaboration with people with intellectual disability and University researchers.

Get involved

SL&RR is always growing and looking for new people to participate. If you would like to set up a local SL&RR site network, and would like more information, feel free to contact us.

Contact a SL&RR site network in your local area.

About SLRR 

SL&RR is for anyone with an intellectual disability who wants to talk about and share ideas about having respectful relationships in their lives.

People with intellectual disability are trained as peer educators to run the program in collaboration with community sexual health and sexual assault response professionals who are trained as program co-facilitators.

Together peer educators and co-facilitators form local networks that work together to promote, further develop and evaluate the program and to connect it to other abuse prevention work locally.

This model and program are unique. It focuses on ideas of rights, privacy and safety within relationships using stories told by people with disability and gathered through life story research. People with disabilities are engaged throughout the program and drive the ongoing development of the model.

Research and report outcomes

For more detailed information about the program, two associated reports are available for download:

'Real people, Core business: report on the development of a peer led violence and abuse prevention program for people with an intellectual disability'
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PDF Adopting mainstream approaches: Taking account of and including people with an intellectual disability in violence and abuse prevention -1005.5 KB

SL & RR Network sites

Currently there are SL&RR network sites in the following areas. You can click on each site to learn more.

There are other network sites in NSW and Victoria which are currently under development. You can contact us to talk about areas which are not mentioned here.

Victoria

New South Wales

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Network site contact details

Bendigo

More information on SL&RR in Bendigo is coming soon. To learn more about the Bendigo local network you can contact:

Louise Holland
Community Health Nurse, Bendigo Community Health Services
LouiseHolland@bchs.com.au
03 5448 1600

Footscray/Western Melbourne

More information on SL&RR in Western Melbourne/Footscray is coming soon. To learn more about the Footscray local network you can contact:

Georgia Ride
Health Promotion Officer, Cohealth
Georgia.Ride@cohealth.org.au
03 9680 1136

Geelong

SL&RR Geelong is gearing up to offer several program opportunities in 2017. For more information you can contact:

Natasha Williams
Karingal
natashaw@karingal.org.au
03 5249 8900

Gippsland

More information on SL&RR in Gippsland is coming soon. To learn more about the Gippsland local network you can contact:

Alisha Gilliland
Rural Access Project Officer, South Gippsland Shire Council
Alisha.Gilliland@SouthGippsland.vic.gov.au
03 5662 9376

Mornington Peninsula

SL&RR Mornington Peninsula is gearing up to offer several program opportunities in 2017. For more information you can contact:

Virginia Richardson
Metro Access worker, Mornington Peninsula Shire
virginia.richardson@mornpen.vic.gov.au
03 5950 1630

Northern Metropolitan Melbourne

SL&RR Northern Metropolitan Melbourne is gearing up to offer several program opportunities in 2017. For more information you can contact:

Anna Vu
Health Promotion Officer, cohealth
Anna.Vu@cohealth.org.au
03 8398 4199

Blacktown and Liverpool

SL&RR is being run in trial sites in Blacktown and Liverpool in early 2017. If you would like more information you can contact:

Zhila Hansaloo
Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association
zhila.hasanloo@mdaa.org.au
02 9891 6400

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Contact us

We would love to hear from you!

Email SL&RR on: slrr@deakin.edu.au or give us a call on 03 5227 8353

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