There are many benefits for people with disabilities joining local community clubs and groups. From a social point of view, clubs are great way to meet people and make new friends. Groups organised around specific activities are a good way to start a new hobby or spend time with people with similar interests.
The following websites can help you search for community clubs and groups in Devon:
Independent Devon charity CEDA (Community, Equality, Disability Action) runs an Activity Hub programme of events, offering learning and social opportunities for disabled adults. Activities from IT skills to Tai Chi take place in CEDA’s fully accessible building or in the community. For more information contact CEDA on 01392 360645 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mencap has specific information about the importance of friendships and a social life for people with learning disabilities.
National charity Hft also has some excellent information and advice about friendships and dating for people with learning disabilities.