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Leading to Change: In honour of JP, Dates-n-Mates Scotland National Director

May 1, 2023

In its 15th year as a project of C-Change, Dates-n-Mates launched as an independent charity on the 1st April 2023. It is Scotland’s first national dating and friendship organisation run by and for people with learning disabilities.

John Paul Moffat, JP to those who know him well, is a founding Director, who has guided the project from the beginning, ensuring members’ will and preferences inform all that Dates-n-Mates does.

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Scottish Learning Disability Week 2023

March 24, 2023

This year’s week takes place from Monday 1st – Sunday 7th May 2023.

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Scottish Learning Disability Week celebrates the rich contribution that people with learning disabilities make to society. 

This year’s theme is ‘Lead to Change’.

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Recruiting Dates-n-Mates Scotland Lead

February 10, 2023

Our f r i e n d s at Dates-n-Mates Scotland are currently recruiting for position of Scotland Lead.

Could you help lead Dates-n-Mates embark on its next chapter?

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Dates-n-Mates Aberdeen, National Lottery Funding Success

February 24, 2022

£195,000 Awarded to Dates-n-Mates Aberdeen, thanks to the National Lottery! Dates-n-Mates Aberdeen is delighted to announce new funding from the…

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The shameful legacy of the former Lennox Castle Hospital

January 11, 2022

An excellent article on BBC News (07.01.22) from Michael McEwan (Journalist and Disability Rights Campaigner) on the ‘shameful legacy of…

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Dates-n-Mates are recruiting in Aberdeen, Falkirk, Glasgow and Renfrewshire

November 26, 2021

Do you believe that everybody has the right to love and be loved? Do you recognise the importance of friendships?…

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Dates-n-Mates – A Year Like No Other

September 10, 2021

Dates-n-Mates Scotland is a project of C-Change that support love and friendship for adults with a learning disability. This year…

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Dates-n-Mates Launches New Website

July 30, 2021

Our colleagues at Dates-n-Mates have just launched a brand new website.  For those unfamiliar with the organisation, it is a…

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dates-n-mates – #LDweekscot2021 Summary Video

May 16, 2021

Thank you to everyone who joined dates-n-mates this Learning Disability Week 2021. We hope you have been able to see…

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The Long View

May 16, 2021

This may sound controversial but, dates-n-mates should not need to exist. In the same way, if we eradicated poverty, food…

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