As a member you will have the opportunity to attend up to 25 social events a month including themed discos, bowling, restaurant visits, and games nights. During these events you will have the opportunity to meet others members of Love4Life and develop life-long friendships.
As well as friendships, you could have the opportunity to ask another member on a date. If both people consent to the date then you will be chaperoned. You both choose where to go on a date, and whether you want to go on a second or third one. We are thrilled that some of our successful relationships have resulted in marriage.
Our 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 our workshops are free.
We hold a drop in session every two weeks where you can get advice and support for anything you may be struggling with.
You can join if you:
- Have a learning disability and/or autism
- Are over the age of 18
How do I join Love4Life?
Simply click the button below to fill out an application form online or download it here to send it to us in the post.
Once we have received your application you will be contacted by email to provide a reference. Then, when we have all the information we need, applicants will be invited to an informal interview where we can find out more about you.
Can I join if I have a boyfriend or girlfriend?
Yes, absolutely! Love4Life isn’t just about going on dates, it is a great place just to find friends.
Can I join just to make friends?
Again, yes! It is completely your choice if you want to date or not.
Do I have to come to all the Love4Life events?
You can come to as many or as few Love4Life events as you want to! When you become a member, you will receive an events list that will tell you all the events we have available for the next two months – and then you can choose what you would like to attend.
I have seen you put on shows with Love4Life members, do I have to take part?
No, you can get involved with as much or as little as you feel comfortable with. Although, you’d be surprised how many people love to get involved with our shows!
What workshops do you have?
We run independent living workshops throughout the year which include cooking, health and wellbeing, friendship and relationships, cv writing, money management, travel training and sex education.
Can I attend with my carer?
We encourage people to attend independently but if you require additional support then you will need to bring a carer with you.
Can I join if I have a criminal conviction?
If you have a criminal conviction, we will ask you for more information about this. If we have concerns, we will ask you to complete a DBS and we will make a decision based on this.
Other ways to get involved
We rely on volunteers and fundraising to run this vital project.
We always need more volunteers to help with events and chaperone dates. As a volunteer, you will have an induction when you start and there may be opportunities for further training.
If you are interested in joining us as a volunteer, please contact us at the office address. Once we receive your completed application form and we have applied for a DBS check, we will contact you to set up an interview.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.
Hayley Ostler, FitzRoy Love4Life, C/O The Kings Centre, 171 – 173 West Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 OEF
Telephone: 01329 826 423