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The Josephine and Jack Project
Josephine's Diary

The Josephine and Jack Project

People with learning disabilities have the same right to choices about life and love as the rest of us – the issue is how to make sure that those choices can be made safely and with the information we all need.

Josephine & Jack are life-size anatomically accurate cloth figures who we use in workshops and one-to-one work with adults and young people with learning disabilities to discuss a range of issues such as health, well- being, relationships, sex and sexuality using storytelling, games and role-play in small groups.

As well as sex and relationships, we also cover such issues as bereavement, staying safe and keeping fit and have a specific course aimed at younger people with learning disabilities called “The Josephine and Jack Shack.”

Our work is based around the idea that Jack or Josephine has a particular issue that’s concerning them or that they’d like to find out more about - for example: Josephine has been invited to a smear test - or Jack fancies someone at the club and would like to ask them out on a date.

Through storytelling, games and role-play we explore the issue with a small group of participants or an individual and come up with a solution or an answer to which we all contributed and which we all understand.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

We align with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals: