This group means everything to me. Thanks to it I have met some lovely people and it has helped build my confidence.
Tash, Love4Life member
Love4Life is a friendship and dating project for people with learning disabilities and autism. We organise workshops and social events that help you make friends and build relationships in a relaxed atmosphere.
We are dedicated to providing life-changing opportunities for people with autism and learning disabilities to develop and sustain friendships and relationships. We have had many successful matches.
Events to look forward to include: bowling, night club outings, karaoke nights, movie nights, pamper days, parties and proms, picnics and restaurants, shopping trips, sports, theatre trips, and music festivals.
Membership costs £10 a month. For some events, such as meals out or the cinema, there will be an extra cost, however other events and all of our workshops are free.
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Love4Life members have the opportunity to meet other members at organised group events. This gives a great chance to get to know people and potentially meet someone that they might like to date. If two members decide that they would like to go on a date, we provide a trained chaperone for up to three dates in order to ensure a safe dating experience.
One-to-one dates are arranged at a time and location convenient to both dates. We always try to keep the journey time to a minimum.
Events to look forward to include: bowling, club outings, karaoke nights, movie nights, pamper days, parties and proms, picnics and restaurants, pub nights, shopping trips, special events, sports activities, theatre and music.
You can join us for our independent living workshops throughout the year such as cooking, health and wellbeing, friendships and relationships, CV writing, money management, travel training and sex education.
Where do we hold events?
Our events take place across Hampshire, so you can access our activities no matter where you are in the county. Here’s some of the places we hold events:
- Gosport and Fareham
- Havant and Waterlooville
- Southampton and Eastleigh
- Basingstoke and Andover