Friday, January 26, 2007

Stars in the Sky Dating Agency

When Alfie was 2 weeks old we saw a documentary about a dating agency for adults with learning disabilities on Channel 4. The agency was started by two women who have intellectual disabilities and they run it themselves with two support workers. Their website has a 'text and pictures' function which is simple to use and very effective - in fact it's beautifully put together. The agency only costs £5 to join, and they provide a discreet chaperone for the dates as well as an introduction - but you have to live in London. There isn't a Halifax version yet, but Alfie's only 6 months old so I guess there is time for someone to set one up here! I admire these women's ambition and hope that when Alfie is older he is able to have ideas and see them become a reality.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.