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Learning Disability Week

Human rights in everyday life…

May 6, 2022

The people we work for exercise their human rights every day, by choosing what makes a good life for them.…

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Human Rights in Scotland – there is work to be done

May 4, 2022

The North Star is a direction of travel, not a destination. It is an exciting time in terms of Human…

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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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Club LATE + the need for Inclusive Clubbing

May 15, 2021

LATE – Scotland’s first fully inclusive club night, launched on Tuesday 10th of April 2012 at the Arches in Glasgow.…

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Relationships – Employment and Leadership

May 15, 2021

Relationships come in all shapes and forms, some are helpful others less so. Some work related relationships offer up more…

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A Life Lived

May 14, 2021

I tell this story, as Gregor is unable to at present. He has told his story before and in the…

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The evolution of Friendly Faces

May 14, 2021

There is a famous phrase, ‘if you build it, they will come’, which sounds good, but dates-n-mates Directors quickly realised…

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Paradox: Inclusion vs special and different

May 13, 2021

As an organisation committed to social inclusion, equality and human rights, setting up a dating and friendship agency specifically for…

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dates-n-mates: Origins and collaboration

May 12, 2021

The following is today’s edition in a series of short blogs on the subject of love, sex and relationships written…

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