Yesterday the humble kiss was being celebrated by people from all around the world. The idea was to remember the simple pleasure we feel from a kiss. It might be used as a greeting, a way of expressing affection and friendship, for good luck and of course to express more personal feelings with someone you love.
For some people though, the opportunity to celebrate World Kiss Day may not be easy to accomplish. Everyone needs to form relationships that are affectionate and emotionally rewarding but this can be a daunting goal if you are living with a disability or have behaviours and complex needs which seem to exclude you from finding love and acceptance.
The people we serve are enabled to live with greater independence and to take charge of many aspects of their lives which seemed impossible to them in the past. It is vital that a person feels comfortable about the choices they make and the relationships they have with other people. ubu is committed to ensuring the people we work with have positive support to live safely, without being exploited and overcome prejudice wherever it appears.
Our relationships and connections with other people are some of the most important factors for achieving happiness, stability and comfort. Nobody should be denied the opportunity to find friendship and affection with other people. World Kiss Day is a chance to show acceptance and understanding no matter who we choose to embrace.