Southend Mencap ‘Compatibles’.
This is our service for 18+ adults with a learning disability, designed to introduce people and expand their social circle, whether looking for friendships or romantic relationships.
We aim to introduce you to others, so that with our support you can embark on the road to a fulfilling relationship.

Subscription Fee – £24 per year

For those who join, you will be supported in producing a profile that will then allow the project’s co-ordinator to view other profiles and see if there are any potential matches that can take place.  All initial ‘meet ups’ are done with the full support of the project’s co-ordinator as well as each student’s parent, carer or support worker.  Where students wish to go on further ‘dates’ following the initial introduction, the project co-ordinator will liaise with the student’s parent, carer or support worker to ensure the best and most suitable arrangement is made.

We will do our very best to find you a match and although we can’t guarantee success, you’re sure to have fun and meet new people along the way.

For those who do not wish to join, there are still the quarterly social gatherings the project arranges, which includes speed dating, karaoke and ‘Love Island’ themed events.  Members do not pay to attend these events as it’s all included in their annual subscription, whereas non-members can attend these events and pay on the night to gain access.

For more information about the project or to join, please contact Shirley on (01702) 341250 or email