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For some people love can’t be left to chance

The harsh reality is that people with learning disabilities often end up isolated because they face abuse and harm when going out or using online dating services. Many can be victims of ‘mate crime’, where people pretend to be friends with them in order to exploit and harm them either physically, financially or sexually.

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Disability hate crime is a major issue in the UK

Research shows 60% of all disabled people have been a victim of hostility, violence or aggression from a stranger.

This includes up to 9 out of 10 people with a learning disability who say they have been bullied, harassed or harmed because of their impairment.

Living in Fear, Mencap 2000