About with Friends is dedicated to helping those with learning disabilities build skills and confidence in all aspects of life, both for in the workplace and everyday living, which is why we’re very excited to announce ‘Dating with Friends’, a new service being launched by us as of Valentines Day 2019 to help people with disabilities meet others in a safe and supported environment.

About with Friends will be providing 6 supported dating events per year and support on the first One-to-One meeting. Our events will be held with people of a wide array of learning disabilities, where they can come together and meet each other for social and dating evenings.

Dating with Friends is open to all people with a learning disability, if you have any questions please feel free to contact us below.

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Dating with Friends is open to all people with a learning disability, if you have any questions please feel free to contact us below.

A big thank you to yourself and the About with Friends staff for another great trip! J had a fantastic time, going on the Harry Potter Studio Tour, which he had wanted to do for ages and ages.

Over the last five years I have had a fortnightly, 2 hour designated gardening slot. I highly value your service and ethos.

After 30 years of trying to get P engaged in activities, he is now, under your care, beginning to grow like a great Oak tree.

Just wanted to say a big thank you to you and everyone else that supported H on the recent trip – she had an amazing time. I enjoyed look at the Twitter feed to see what you had been up to.

Having spent many years in school with little improvements in I’s behaviour and speech, in just a few weeks with you the improvements in both areas are plain to see. Please continue as you are, as life at the moment for us as a family is greatly improved because of your input.

I haven’t seen D for ages and he looks like a new man . The stress has gone from his face – he looks great Well done !!!!

It was a massive decision for his family to make and by choosing AWF it means they trust totally in the service. I am of the opinion that AWF is the only provision in the county for D and he is very happy to attend.

I’ve got my life back

Many thanks again for J’s lovely break in Derbyshire with About with Friends. He really enjoyed himself, had loads of fun and told us all about the cable cars, stepping stones, cinema, meals out, etc.! We would be very grateful if you could pass on our sincere thanks to all the staff who organised the holiday and supported our youngsters to enable them to have such a wonderful time. We are also very grateful as we, ourselves, were able to enjoy a short break in Paris, which was wonderful and recharged our batteries!

Thank you for taking K to Milton Keynes on holiday, it made her extremely happy. Selfishly, it gave my wife a much sought after period of respite after 16 years of constant care.