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Friendship and dating

We all want to be loved and accepted. Learning disabled people are no different. But meeting new people, socialising and maintaining friendships can be difficult if you have trouble communicating or getting out and about.

That’s why we do everything we can to enable you to meet others and build meaningful friendships.


All of our services provide opportunities to get to know others through activities in the community. From singing in a choir to volunteering at a charity shop, we make sure you are able to do the things you want to do wherever possible.

We also know how important it is to be able to stay in touch with family and friends, so we support people to keep in contact with their loved ones, whether it’s through organising a Sunday lunch with friends or video-calling a relative.

Luv2meetU logoLuv2meetU is our award-winning friendship and relationship service based in Bradford, but operated across a number of regions. We run events and outings for learning disabled adults so you can have fun and make friends. Activities range from ice-skating and clubbing, to bowling and meals out. Our members influence the activities from week to week.

Find out all about our services and where we operate on the Luv2meetU website.

Hum Tum, which means ‘you and me’ in Urdu, was set up to enable adults with learning disabilities from a South Asian background to meet new people, share interests and develop friendships. We recognise the cultural and religious preferences of members by holding male- and female-only events at venues that don’t serve alcohol, and we welcome family involvement wherever possible.

Since its creation Hum Tum has put on over a thousand events, including Eid and Diwali evenings, cinema outings and restaurant meals.

Find out more about what we do and where.

No Limits LogoNo Limits is a friendship service where you can follow your own interests, try something new, meet new people and make friends. We support people to achieve goals in life, become more involved in their local community, learn new skills, and widen their circle of friends.

Find out more about No Limits here.


If you have a particular hobby or interest you’d like to take part in, we may be able to match you with a volunteer who enjoys the same things. Our buddying scheme allows people to share the activities they’re passionate about – whether it’s cycling, listening to music, or seeing a favourite football team play.

Buddying can be fun and hugely rewarding for everyone involved. Take a look at our volunteer pages for more information.