Brand Place, Glasgow, UK
We hold an annual Christmas Party which is an open event, so non members are welcome
dates-n-mates is a dating and friendship agency for adults with learning disabilities
We run a programme of social events for our members in main stream venues to encourage adults with learning disabilities to develop friendships, create a wider social network and in some cases, even find love!
We also provide member workshops covering topics such as dating and relationships, conversation skills, safe surfing training etc.
Events include seasonal party nights, like Valentines, Halloween and Christmas parties, trips to the cinema, bingo, go-karting, nights at the pub, lunches, coffee afternoons, days at the beach, music festivals, night clubs etc.
Since Covid, all our activities have moved on line and we deliver 5 events a week for our members, including karaoke, quiz nights, disco's, games nights, quizzes etc.
We also offer "Friendship Matching", where we put two members with similar interests, likes and dislikes together, and give them the chance to get to know each other on a zoom call with one staff member. It allows members to develop deeper friendships and encourages them to contact each other out with our events.
We currently offer one month FREE membership to new members, and thereafter, costs are £36 a year for online membership, and £60 a year for full membership.
For more information, please call 07765 246 336, or visit our website below.
Family members, friends, service users, service providers
Most of our events take place in the Glasgow area. So as long as the individual can get to the venue in Glasgow, then they are welcome to take part in our activities.
Pending members must complete a membership form and provide two references to confirm they have a learning disability. One of these reference must be from a health care professional.