Dating peple with disabilatys
Yet many people with learning disabilities don’t get to have this type of relationship because of a lack of social and practical support, and society’s negative and stereotypical attitudes.
This would equip people with the knowledge they need to enjoy relationships in a safe way.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. If a person we support has a particular hobby or interest they’d like to take part in with someone, we may be able to match them 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.Unfortunately for many people with learning disabilities, this is just a dream.
Although they may want to be in a relationship, they are often faced with barriers and challenges that prevent them finding what many take for granted.
That’s why we do everything we can to enable the people we support to meet others and build meaningful friendships.
All of our services provide opportunities to get to know others through activities in the community.
Luv2meet U is our award-winning friendship and dating service based in Bradford, but operated across a number of regions.
We run events and outings for adults with learning disabilities so that they can have fun, make friends and maybe meet a boyfriend or girlfriend.
But specialised dating agencies can help to provide the support they need to meet new people and find romance.