Who Are We and What Do We Do?
Nice 2 Meet Ya is a constituted community support group based in Hertfordshire. We are the first dedicated friendship and relationship matching group of its kind in the county for adults who have a learning disability or a neurodiverse condition.
Our aim is to help alleviate the feelings of isolation and loneliness felt by many people with Autism or a Learning Disability, and to provide a safe space to meet new people and make meaningful connections.
Our dedicated team are passionate about bringing people together in Hertfordshire and our mission is to help people with Autism and Learning Disabilities to enjoy richer and more fulfilling lives.
Having worked with many adults with Autism and Learning Disabilities, we’re not only passionate about helping you to develop socially but we also really understand your health and emotional needs.
Why Do We Exist?
Statistics indicate that nearly 93% of people with Learning Disabilities and Autism feel more lonely and isolated from society (source Dimensions). This has only become worse since the pandemic began.
At Nice 2 Meet Ya we are dedicated to helping members develop and maintain friendships, consider deeper relationships and have fun in a safe and supportive way. When you sign up as a member of our group, you can rest assured that you will be joining a community that really values you.
How Do We Work?
We help people with Autism and Learning Disabilities to develop and maintain healthy friendships by providing personalised support where you need it. For those who would like to meet “someone special”, they can take advantage of our full matching service, where we can also offer safe and private 1-1 introductions.
Our friendly team at Nice 2 Meet Ya will get to know you and help prepare a personal profile which will be shared only with people you want to pass this information onto. Once you are a member, you can enjoy being a part of the Nice 2 Meet Ya community, socialising and mingling with others like yourself - people who simply want to have fun, meet others in a safe and supported way, enjoy new friendships, and maybe even engage in a little romance.
You’ll also have access to the exclusive Nice 2 Meet Ya mobile app, where you can safely chat with other Nice 2 Meet Ya members. A dedicated staff member will always be available via the app to make sure that everything is running great. We have regular quizzes and competitions. We have scheduled chat times in the chatrooms and Members can get better acquainted through the forum, should they choose.
Additionally we want to provide practical support to members where possible, such as informing you about support services we know of, as well as fun activity classes and workshops. We will also do our best to help you in accessing further help if/when you need it.