Dates-n-Mates Aberdeen

Friendships and Relationships

For adults with learning disabilities in Aberdeen.

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About Dates-n-Mates Aberdeen

We facilitate social events and opportunities throughout Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire and sometimes in Angus/Moray area. Our events vary each month, based on member preferences and ideas... typically they might include pub nights, bowling, trips to the museum, dating events and parties. We also offer interactive workshops including anti-stress and confidence sessions created and delivered by our Director.

We launched in 2015.

Meet the team

Sarah Paterson

Director (On Maternity Leave)

Louise McEwan

Regional Lead

Lizzie Anderson

Community Engagement & Events Planner

Ryan Johnson

Community Engagement & Events Planner

Katrina Duncan


Liz Slowey

Community Engagement Assistant

Meet the volunteers

Sophie Archibald


Morag Rickard


Ean Watt


Clare Trembleau


With thanks to our funders...

Latest Blog

Keep up to date with everything going on at Dates-n-Mates.

Happiness at Work Week 2023

The 25th-29th of September is International Happiness at Work week. Happiness at work is so important… employees who are happy at work are happier in the rest of their life’s […]

Directors Perspective (part 2) – Autism Acceptance Week

A post written by Dates-n-Mates Aberdeen Director – Sarah Paterson Discrimination I have unfortunately been in situations where I’ve literally had people tell me that I “don’t look disabled enough”, […]

Director’s Perspective (part 1) – Autism Acceptance Week

A post written by Dates-n-Mates Aberdeen Director – Sarah Paterson My experience living with Autism I was diagnosed with autism at aged 3. I’m grateful and thankful to have received […]

Dates-n-Mates Scotland

Dates-n-Mates is Scotland’s national dating and friendship charity run by and for adults with learning disabilities.

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c/o C-Change Scotland
Melisa House (suite 2a)
Brand Place,
Glasgow G51 1DR

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