interpersonal relationships

This resource is one of the units on the Open University's OpenLearn website, which provides free and open educational resources for learners and educators around the world. This unit looks at a number of situations which put a strain on the idea that caring is just 'being ordinary', including times when people are giving intimate care. In these special circumstances, since the normal rules do not apply, we have to develop a set of special rules to guide practice.

This article looks at the psychological approach to family relationships and argues it is one of the foundations of good practice.

Four Radio 4 programmes in a series about the health and wellbeing of the seven ages of humanity, presented by Connie St Louis. These four programmes explore the adult years of 20-40.

The first programme looks at how the fully formed body functions, the second discusses sex and relationships, the third examines mental health in early adulthood, and the final programme discusses lifestyle and keeping active.

The JRF’s recent public consultation revealed a strong sense of unease about some of the changes shaping British society. This Viewpoint continues the discussion about modern ‘social evils’ on the theme of ‘distrusting and fearful society’. Shaun Bailey looks at relationships between individuals, the state and community, and the effects these relationships have on our daily lives that may lead us not to trust.

Report of a study which aimed to examine in depth young people's experiences of partner violence and the best ways to respond to this problem. The study used a broad definition of violence which encompassed emotional, verbal, physical and sexual forms of violence. These were studied both in isolation and as they co-exist within young people's relationships.

This resource is one of the units on the Open University's OpenLearn website, which provides free and open educational resources for learners and educators around the world. This unit looks at study skills and covers giving presentations; developing thinking skills; a guide to the web; learning online and the importance of interpersonal skills.

UK Government consultation aiming to raise awareness and provoke discussion and debate as to what more can be done by interested parties and stakeholders to end violence against women and girls and minimise its effects.

This resource is one of the units on the Open University's OpenLearn website, which provides free and open educational resources for learners and educators around the world. This unit looks at the demands that care relationships place on people, how individuals might experience care, and the difficulty of identifying carers when there is interdependence in the relationship.

This resource produced by Down's Syndrome Scotland, provides information for siblings of children with Down's Syndrome.

Produced by the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities, this booklet contains information about the things that people with learning disabilities said are important for them.