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dates-n-mates Lottery Funding Success!

dates-n-mates is delighted to announce that The Big Lottery Fund has awarded us £120,000 over the next three years to fund its work as Scotland’s national dating and friendship agency run by and for people with learning disabilities.

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Outreach Project Funding Success

In June 2017, dates-n-mates Renfrewshire were awarded £7,000 from 4 of Renfrewshire’s Local Area Committee’s (LAC’S) to pilot an outreach model to engage with adults with learning disabilities most at risk of social isolation.

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dates-n-mates Renfrewshire Outreach Work & Evaluation

dates-n-mates Renfrewshire developed a pilot outreach model to identify adults with learning disabilities in specific areas of Renfrewshire and provide opportunities to connect and make friends and form meaningful relationships. Through our outreach work we are creating awareness of dates-n-mates and engaging those most isolated supporting them towards membership helping to reduce social isolation, build confidence and self-esteem, and improve the person’s ability to be active citizens and improve their overall health and well-being.

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