About dates-n-mates Aberdeen

Learn more about the organisation and our team

dates-n-mates Aberdeen is part of Scotland’s first dating and friendship agency run by and for people with learning disabilities.

As a project of C-Change Scotland, we support our members in creating meaningful friendships and relationships.

We do this by providing a varied social events calendar, dating opportunities, training and volunteering opportunities for our members. To find out more about our up and coming events, please see our events page.

Meet The Team

Sarah Paterson

My name is Sarah Paterson and I have been the Director of Dates-n-Mates Aberdeen since April 2015. My main priority is getting to know everyone and making sure they are happy at the events we put on for them. I am a very friendly and approachable person who likes to help people in need.

Piotr (Peter) Wojtalewski

I am Peter and I am the Project Development and Volunteer Coordinator in dates-n-mates Aberdeen. My original name is Piotr as I come from Poland. However I am happy for people to call me Peter. I have a wide range of experience working in the social care sector in Aberdeen.  I am passionate about helping other people in becoming independent and empowered in their lives. I am looking forward to using my knowledge and expertise in the development process of dates-n-mates. I am proud to be a part of such a great project and I am grateful for the opportunity to work with members, staff and others.

Louise McEwan

I am Louise and I am the Marketing and Events Coordinator for dates-n-mates Aberdeen. My main focus is on organising the events and promoting the project. I have a degree in Event Management with a variety of experiences in events and charity work. You will see me at most of the events making sure everything is going well and members are enjoying themselves. I love organising fun activities for our members!

Michelle Paterson

I am Michelle – the Membership & Administration Worker for dates-n-mates Aberdeen. I am based in the Aberdeen Office, however will attend some of the events. I will be your first point of contact for any membership questions. I have lots of experience within the third sector  as both an employee and a volunteer, including previously working with C-Change.

Daniel Fields

My name is Daniel Fields. I am the new Director of Dates and Mates Aberdeen. Before I was a director I had been a member of Dates and Mates Glasgow, for about 3 years. I have experience at working as a delivery driver at Pizza Hut, Dundee. I have volunteered at a variety of different places too. I wanted the directors job with Dates and Mates because I think my ideas and experience can make a real contribution to the organisation. I hope I can make real difference to peoples lives.