That well known Queen song is so true, and it's no different for people with learning disabilities, whether you want to find somebody to love or someone to write you a postcard or letter, we want to hear from you. We are starting to develop these services and if you are interested in getting involved please email [email protected] telephone Julie on 01623 821534 look out for more information about this in our latest news.A UNIQUE online friendship and dating agency has been created for adults with a learning disability across the north of England.We organise events that our members tell us they want to do.Luv2meet U is a Community Interest Company (CIC), run by and for people with learning disabilities.Anyone interested in becoming a member or volunteer can visit the L2MU website or telephone 01924 229120.“He insisted on wearing dark sunglasses everywhere.The Luv2meetu site began as a one year pilot in 2007 in Leeds and Wakefield, funded jointly by national learning disability charities Hft and Dimensions UK.Originally known as “Stars in the Sky Yorkshire”, the service was developed further by Hft with the help of local funding and now has over 150 members, operates in six different local authority areas, and is set to continue growing Activities take place in local communities and are supported by up to 50 volunteers who are vital to the success of the initiative.
Many people feel that meaningful friendships and relationships are the biggest things missing from their lives. We designed the logo to reflect the changes that have taken place over the last year at Heartventure.We want to show everyone that Heartventure is about supporting adults with learning disabilities to meet and socialise in a safe and secure environment.We provide opportunities to make new friends, share interests and develop relationships.If you want to have fun, make friends and maybe meet a boyfriend, girlfriend or partner, you could join Luv2meet U.
Kate: For me, it is very important to have a relationship. With the right support, obviously, people with a learning disability can find love and get married. They need a basic understanding of what a relationship is and what it involves, and then if they have the extra support it will help them to fulfil their lives. Once they have the support, then they can be encouraged to fulfil their relationship dreams. At first, I was a bit apprehensive and nervous about how I would find a relationship, but once I joined, I made friends really quickly and then I found the guy of my dreams. I said there is going to be another series of Undateables next year. You have to be careful with the dating agencies on the internet and who you meet, as it could be dangerous. I know when I have tried non-specialist dating agencies in the past, I was wrong from them.