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Love in Lockdown

Alex (32) and Lucy (31) met in August 2019 and have been in a relationship for some time now. They share their experience of being together throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Before lockdown, the couple enjoyed going on dates to the cinema and museums and had already met each other’s parents. At the beginning of lockdown Alex and Lucy just didn’t know what to do or how to stay connected whilst being separated. Happily, made sure Read more…

Socially Distanced Dating

Ruby (29) and James (25), share their experience of meeting and dating during the pandemic. Ruby joined Happily in May 2020 during lockdown and her first experience of meeting members was through our online social sessions which she enjoyed: “Happily has really helped with my mental health. Lockdown made me feel a bit lost but just meeting new people has saved me and I feel happy again. I really love everyone on Zoom they are Read more…

Drawing Cartoons Online Together

Comication ran a fantastically creative and interactive online draw along session for our members last week. The Midlands based company are passionate about educating people of all ages about the wonderful world of comic books and illustration. The workshop was led by illustrator Kevin, who shared tips about how to draw different cartoon character’s facial expressions.   We got warmed up with a three minute challenge to start off. Try and draw as many different Read more…

Romantic Poet Aurélien Thomas Supports Happily

Aurélien Thomas is a French poet who lives in West London. Besides writing, he loves his job as a Care Support Worker, reading lots and headbanging to metal music! Aurélien came across happily through his work supporting adults with learning disabilities. He was drawn to the project and wanted to help: “I thought the Happily project was an amazing idea, and I wanted to show my support for the work by donating the proceeds from Read more…

MORE Online Social Groups Thanks To The National Lottery Community Fund & Government Coronavirus Community Fund

Here at happily, we have adapted our project to take place online so that we can continue to support our members to make friends and build relationships during the Covid-19 Pandemic! Over the past 3 months we have hosted online zoom social meetings which have included quizzes, baking and a carnival themed party. The sessions have created a fun and safe environment for members to make new friends while receiving support from volunteers. Member feedback Read more…

Updated Website Thanks to Media Trust, The Fore & Fantastic Volunteer!

Welcome to our new blog on our updated website! We have a fresh new look all thanks to help and support from The Fore, Media Trust and our brilliant volunteer Julia! Earlier this year, we decided we needed to update our website so we could shout about all the fantastic work we do. BUT we didn’t know how to get started- luckily The Fore kindly put us in contact with Media Trust who were able Read more…

Success story – Caroline & Steven

We love a success story here at happily! We set up our members Caroline & Steven for a Valentine’s date and now they are both happily together! It all started last year when Caroline told her key worker, Pauline, that she would like to find a boyfriend. She was interested in meeting someone who liked the same things as her so that they could go out and do things together. Pauline supported Caroline to sign Read more…

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