At get2gether we believe that everyone has the right to love and friendship.
We also believe that people meeting each other should be easy, fun and accessible.
People with disabilities have the same emotional experiences as everyone else.
We use a mentoring and coaching approach to encourage adults with disabilities to self-reflect, take responsibility for their own actions and to lead their own lives.
We run events, develop courses and create other opportunities that enable social connection and personal development.
Our approach demonstrates that we can expect more of ourselves and of everyone around us.
What We Do
We host events across Edinburgh and the Lothians. Our events programme is co-produced with our members and offers opportunities to try out a whole range of different places and activities. From karaoke to ping pong, Pride marches to life drawing and everything in between!
We publish a monthly newsletter which lets our members know all about our events. This newsletter gets sent out by post or email to all our members who can then come along to any event they choose.
get2gether has been operational since 2013 and we now have over 850 members.
get2gether was created to respond to the social isolation regularly reported and experienced by people with disabilities who wanted opportunities to find friendship and love in adult relationships.
get2gether is a Scottish Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) charity which offers social and friendship opportunities to adults with disabilities in Edinburgh and the Lothians. You can find out more about us in our most recent annual report on the OSCR website.
Garvald Edinburgh, Freespace, Elcap and Thistle Foundation are our four founding organisations.
We have also had support from The Big Lottery, The Scottish Government, and The Bank of Scotland Foundation.