Sarah Paterson – Winner in The Learning Disability and Autism Leaders’ List 2019

  We can now reveal dates-n-mates Aberdeen Director Sarah Paterson a winner in The Learning Disability and Autism Leaders’ List 2019 in the Category of Local communities. This list highlights the remarkable achievements and contributions that people with learning disabilities and/or autism make to their communities. Winners were selected by a panel of judges with … Continued

dates-n-mates Scotland Team Day 2019

dates-n-mates Scotland staff from Aberdeen, Falkirk, Glasgow and Renfrewshire came together for their annual team development day in Glasgow this week. It was a welcome opportunity for the local branch teams to discuss common topics such as policies and procedures around dating, member skills development and our media strategy. It was also a rare chance for … Continued

dates-n-mates in final for nation’s favourite National Lottery funded project!

    Only one day left to vote for the nation’s favourite National Lottery funded project. Please click here to vote for dates-n-mates online in the Best Community and Charity Project Category. You can also vote for dates-n-mates by tweeting using both of the following hashtags: #NLAdatesnmates #NLAs Your vote could help us win £10,000 … Continued

dates-n-mates We’ve Got Talent 2019

    A massive thank you to everyone who helped make dates-n-mates Scotland We’ve Got Talent 2019 on evening of Thursday 6th June at Glasgow’s Grand Ole Opry such a success! Wonderful contestants and what a fantastic audience. It was a truly brilliant night! The top 3 winners of We’ve Got Talent this year were … Continued

Learning Disability Week 2019

Its Learning Disability Week 2019! (13th-19th May) The theme for Learning Disability Week 2019 is ‘Community: Active, Connected, Included’. Communities are at their best when everyone is active in their community, connected to people within their community, and feels included by their community. Lets celebrate the lives of people with learning disabilities and the contribution … Continued

dates-n-mates Kiltwalk 2019 Success!

    A massive congratulations and well done to everyone who walked for dates-n-mates at the Kiltwalk Glasgow on Sunday 28th April 2019. Members, team members, volunteers and supporters walked to raise money for dates-n-mates Scotland. Walks included The Mighty Stride (22.6 Miles), The Big Stroll (15 Miles) and The Wee Wander (6 Miles). All … Continued

Stuart Devlin: ‘My disability is mistaken for drunkeness’

  Stuart Devlin (person we work for and dates-n-mates member) features in a short video from the BBC about disability discrimination at night venues. This video also contains some scenes from a recent Club LATE night. Stuart has been turned away from venues with door staff saying he is too drunk to get in, even … Continued

The evolution of Club LATE

  7 years of #InclusiveClubbing LATE – Scotland’s first fully inclusive club night, launched on Tuesday 10th of April 2012 at The Arches in Glasgow. The night was an instant success with over 200 people attending. It was clear that there was a demand for inclusive clubbing (#InclusiveClubbing). LATE was launched by C-Change Scotland and has … Continued

New Director at dates-n-mates Falkirk

    I am Britney Turner, Director for dates-n-mates Falkirk. I am a 37 years old Trans Woman from Stirling. People say I am a really friendly person and will chat to anyone! I love to play computer games, dressing up and learning new skills. Something I am proud of is taking part in the … Continued

Special Olympic World Games Abu Dhabi 2019

    All of us are wishing dates-n-mates members Alison MacKenzie and Andrew MacKintyre all the very best at the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. Both Alison and Andrew are taking part in gymnastics events representing team GB at this years Special Olympics taking place now (14th – 21st March) in the United Arab … Continued