Safe Soulmates carried out consultation in 2017/2018 and established that there is huge need for a not-for-profit dating and friendship organisation.

Here are some of the headline statistics that highlight the need for a friendship/dating organisation in Cambridgeshire:

  • 84% of parents/carers think the person they care for is lonely;
  • 93% of parents/carers said that the person they care for does not have a partner/or is in an unsuitable relationship;
  • 82% of parents/carers think the person they care for would benefit from having a boyfriend/girlfriend;
  • 92% of parents/carers think the person they care for would benefit from new suitable friendships;
  • 67% of parents/carers said that the person they care for spends lots of their time talking about relationships and 69% of parents/carers said that the person they care for is anxious about relationships;
  • Finally, 70% of parents/carers said the person they support has not been able to meet new suitable new friends/partners because there is no support and no suitable dating/friendship agency.

 

More information from our consultation is found here.